We are delighted to be able to share with you this report from Lulu Emmanuel our CATT Coordinator who has just received and delivered soap and biscuits to the counsellors for the children they support. The money was raised by children from a local school here in Wiltshire which hugely impressed Lulu.
“Today, I am really delighted to have received 22 boxes of newly purchased laundry soap and 16 boxes of joy-filled glucose biscuits from Arua on behalf of our amazing CATT counsellors for these traumatized children & young people as we continue to carry on our routine CATT treatment/emotional health programme. I am so shocked to have learnt that the $500 used to purchase these wonderful items were donated by a certain school and as well a very young man in the UK. This is the first time we have received such an amazing donation from a young team like this and I hope the happiness and joy these children are going to have on their faces & lips because of your tireless efforts will be directly reflected deep inside your hearts!!! WELL DONE wonderful children of God.”
Again, I am so pleased to mention some of the key differences/impacts these precious items you have whole heartedly donated will have on the CRESS/DOL CATT Programme;
- CATT Counsellors will now be able to sit for longer with their traumatized children during counselling sessions as there are some packets of glucose biscuits for the children to eat incase their glucose level runs down in the course of the therapy unlike in the previous months where if the children become weak in the course of the therapy due to hunger, the counsellors have been forced to end the session abruptly
- Improved personal hygiene of the traumatized refugee children as there are now a few bars of soap for them to use for bathing and washing their clothes prior to the CATT therapy session unlike before where things are really very difficult for the counsellors to bear but have to swallow as some of the clients (traumatized children) avail themselves in the therapy areas with extremely dirty clothes and filthy smells
Continued emotional health programme (Community awareness on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & CATT) with increased attendance as there are a few bars of soap and packets of biscuit to be given out to the participants as an appreciation for their attendance
- An increase in the number of children treated using CATT as counsellors are going to identify many traumatized children through their routine emotional health programme meaning more lost hopes are going to be restored.
Read more about our CATT project here.