Monday, January 24, 2011
Tic tac toe and a ring.
I met the Transitions Global girls today. Some of them were sleepy and some of them were giggly. Some of them wanted to talk and some of them didn't. Some of them dig their schoolwork and some of them don't. I taught one of the girls tic-tac-toe. She gave me her ring.
In many ways, these girls are younger than their American counterparts. They are teenagers with Hello Kitty! accessories who are learning to add and subtract. But in other ways, heinous other ways, they are older than any girl should be, having experienced the worst treatment humanity has to offer.
I also got to watch the Transitions Global team in action, sitting in for a bit on a team meeting. Anyone who works in social services knows there aren't enough hours in a day to stay on top of the funding and the admin and the staff training and the strategic planning WHILE delivering top-notch human services. I can assure you that with Transitions Global, they simply give up sleep to get the job done.
We start our True Body work in earnest this evening. I am honored to be here, that is for sure.
(Photo - a painting on the wall across the street from my hotel).
Posted by Stacy Sims at 3:14 AM