It is very important for children to learn to socialise, but also to learn proper coping skills. Due to the prevalence of HIV/ Aids there are a number of households headed by children or by a single unemployed parent. These children must guide and bring up their siblings, being children themselves. At Hope Warriors Children’s Charity, we provide necessary psycho-social support and referrals to counselling to ensure that the learners find help for any psychological issue that they may encounter, to better improve on their self-image and overall well-being. A positive well-being can help vulnerable children see themselves emerging from the dire situations they find themselves in and break the horrible cycle of poverty and unemployment.
Other psycho-social skills which are instilled in the children are good emotional and self-regulation skills and conflict resolution skills. At Hope Warrior Children’s Charity, we motivate children by giving positive feedback on their achievements, something which they may never experience at home or in the wider community. Hope helps them to dream of and plan for the future and future life events. Optimism coupled with realism is encouraged as well as the benefits of having a strong moral character. Children learn to commit themselves and to make good use of time, spirituality and a sense of a larger purpose in life as well as empowering the children to overcome obstacles against all odds, are also skills they learn.