Alexis has begun her training in South Africa to 24 volunteers who will use our programming and training to not only work with the children during the holiday program, but also in their daily work with the children in the shelters.
This was the first time we have been able to implement our full training program, and we are blown away by the success. Alexis trained volunteers from 9-3:30, and the volunteers were engaged the WHOLE time. During breaks they told Alexis and Megan how much they loved the experiential learning that was involved with the training.
What are our volunteers working on right now?
Volunteers are asked to role play being a child and creates a drawing, while their partner acts as the implementer, and the other partner observes and comments on what they saw. Our volunteers loved this process and really came to appreciate what it is like to make art with someone to witness and respect their creations!
We know it was a success because by the end of the training, the volunteers were critiquing examples and exploring beyond the training.
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