Our two central gardens continue to thrive and the success of these gardens along with our fish farm and 35 goats allows us to provide a healthy and hearty diet for each child and staff member living at the center.
Our staff and volunteers contributed endless hours of care for our children and we are very proud of the family environment that has been created as a result of this effort and commitment. Our children are able to enjoy countless hours of games and activities and have forged bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime.
In March 2013, our missionaries took part in a three-day course where they learned about child trauma and post-trauma care. The course instructed our staff about effective practices when working with abused children, and focused on team approaches as well as one-on-one strategies for building confidence and strengthening trust with the children. Our missionaries have gained a new perspective and are confident that the skills acquired through this workshop will allow them to be successful as mentors and leaders at St. Therese Development Center.