But yesterday was another big milestone when we hosted 54 adults in our building to teach and train on the topic of child abuse. In working in the community we have found that physical child abuse is happening very frequently when parents punish their kids. Like many other issues in the community we hope that through relationship and education we can be a part of helping protect children and help both kids and adults learn about their God given potential. So it was a rich day when I sat and watched these 54 parents learn on ways to discipline kids that is not physically harmful, to learn about what is child neglect, and sexual abuse, and learn how to better protect and care for their children.
We served lunch and said thanks and prayed for these adults and we will invite them back again in April for the second workshop. We had a few bumps in the road, like having 10 mothers leave at the break time to go to the market to buy some food and not return for another hour, but for our first rodeo it went great.
I love getting to see this other side of our program come into a reality and see the adults now using our building.
Pictured above: Our trainer from partner organization Chab Dai, our attendees, and then myself, Chanrith our Project Coordinator (far right) and the trainers after the workshop.