Connecting local responses around the world
While engaging over 150 youths, instead of doing "hopes n Concern" which would have been too tedious for the volume of people. We did four drawings:  a smiling sun,  clouds with rain,  a mixture of rain and sun, and  a large circle. We placed each drawing strategically so there was enough space for the youth to congregate and asked the youths to consider their inner feelings about the institution where they were and if that feeling related to any of the drawing, go there. One of my colleague who was at the smiling sun shared this experience. "What smiles do you have being in this institution?" was the question by the Facilitator. One youth seemed apprehensive and when asked "Why did you come to this group?" His remarked was "You looked like some one I could talk to..." He shared part of his life's experience including his family and how he ended in the institution. After some more discussion he intimated that he was glad for the opportunity to express his feeling and thanked us for visiting. He was just about thirteen years old, then.
Being SALT(y) requires A LOT eh? but may have meaning beyond what we may even / ever imagined. Continue being SALT(y).