A few days ago, the children and staff at M1 piled into the dining hall to learn a new skill: liquid soap-making.
The atmosphere is changing in this place where children used to wander idly and needs were profound. Now that basic needs are being met – including food security, medical care, and counseling – we are able to pursue the vision of long-term restoration. We are able to ask the question “How do we help these children thrive once they leave M1?” We are able to link arms with gifted, passionate individuals who desire to share their gifts with these children.
One of those individuals is named Agnes. She teaches soap-making and candle-making to groups of different sizes and demographics, and we invited her to lead a training class at M1.
We were unsure what the response from the children would be, but it did not take long to gauge their interest. As Agnes began teaching, there was an overwhelming request for some way to take notes.