Addressing the Heart

Ezbit el Nakhl Village, Egypt

Children

We care about all aspects of development in children in Ezbet El Nakhl Village. One of the most important things that we focus on is their talents and how they can express themselves through drawing. In our day of talent, every child has an opportunity to be innovative on their own paper.

Last week, we worked with a girl named *Samra. She was nine years old and attended with her mother. She enjoyed drawing and colouring, and participated in games. She also watched a cartoon film with children. She was very happy. Samra’s mother said that she had followed her daughter into our organization. She thanked us for what we did on the special day of talent for children, and for our emphasis on the psychological side of the child.

Samra had increased her confidence in herself. She was very happy with the picture that she coloured under her mother's assistance. Later, after the cartoon film and games, she enjoyed singing happy songs with us. By the end of the day, her mother was satisfied and impressed with what we had done.

Women

There was a woman suffered from a very severe hatred for her sister-in-law. This conflict between them affected their relationship between the two families. She would not talk to her.

After attending a weekly women’s meeting in our organization, she learned about overcoming our weaknesses and starting anew. She learned how significant changes and attitudes needed to be made in our hearts to have a fresh start.

She came to ask me about how to control the hatred for her husband's sister. I spoke to her about opening her heart and becoming more vulnerable. She had worked on this and felt at peace. She planned to contact her husband's sister and shared her new love for her.

Farhan

GHNI National Field Leader, Egypt

*For purposes of security and well-being, “Samra” is a pseudonym of the person being helped by this project.