My Community Based Attachment Grew Me – Communication Student Dorah Keller
My Community Based Attachment (CBA) at Divine Providence Children’s Home (DPCH) was eye- opening and exciting. I grew in many ways.
At the start, I never knew that children can actually teach one life lessons which are in turn going to help one in their career. Since 6th May – 30th June, 2017 I worked in a children’s home, a choice that was informed by my love for children.
I bonded with the children and learnt that many of them came from tough backgrounds. Some children in the home had witnessed the death of their parents, or suffered domestic violence. Situations that could possibly affect them as they grow up. I had an opportunity to commune with the children and be a source of encouragement.
I believe that I have acquired skills that will propel my future career, in that, I learnt to be patient and to never give up. Rushing things most of the time causes more harm than good. Being interested in the field of development, patience is an important virtue.
I also noted an important lesson, in that leadership starts with oneself. I realized that everything is dependent on leadership, effective leadership. How we lead our children, will determine how they grow up and their development.
It was a great 2 months at the home that I will forever cherish.
Article by Communication student Dorah Keller Orengo.