HOW WORDS CAN WOUND: TEACHING PEACE AT THE SYNAGOGUE IN ODESSA, UKRAINE
As thoughts and prayers this week in the USA were going toward families and friends of victims at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg, two young graduates of our Peace Creation School (with the help of Alla Soroka, Program Manager for This Child Here) were facilitating an anti-bullying workshop at the Jewish School of Chabad-Aure Avner in Odessa, Ukraine. Read what Danil Shchohol wrote:
On October 29 I had the great opportunity to facilitate a workshop with Alla Soroka and Vanya Kartel at the school of Chabad-Aure Avner (Odessa). Every training in it's own way is special and meaningful. This time, we talked about how our words can hurt another's heart. Participants understood that everything begins with us and our actions. We left them thinking about this. I am so grateful to the project AVP Ukraine, This Child Here and the " Open Circle, for the opportunity " for the opportunity to create a non-violent society! A huge thank you to you, Alla, for being around us and helping us! This project gives me strength and inspiration. It shows that all is not lost.