We can be heroes!
is an organisation that helps people whose traumatic experiences have forced them to leave their homes because of war. They have recently launched a new children’s rehabilitation programme called Heroes’ Journey.
Back in February, MAF Uganda Pilot Matt Eagar delivered Tutapona staff members as well as a box of clay, felt boards and peg people for their very first Heroes’ Journey session in Adjumani, northern Uganda.
Heroes’ Journey focuses on building and hope through thankfulness, kindness and . It provides those who attend with the courage to combat shame, and the tools to learn .
The children take part in group activities to heal the trauma they’ve experienced in the process of leaving their home country and fleeing to a . The sessions help equip them with the skills needed to leave their stressful past behind and discover hope.
Anna, a young girl who attends Heroes’ Journey sessions says, ‘I’ve learned the powers of a hero; to be thankful, to have faith and hope. I feel like this is something I can do, and it has inspired me to study hard so I can accomplish my dreams and support my family.
‘Now, since being in the programme, I sleep better. I know I am still getting better, and I have hope for my future that things will continue to change!’