8. Restored relationships and lives are possible — even in the worst of situations.
Nepaline, who lives in an Aeta village in Batangas, is one of the children who recently received World Vision’s school supplies and workbook that aims to help children and their family express their thoughts and emotions while on a prolonged quarantine. The workbook features activities based on World Vision’s Celebrating Families Module.
A 2020 global survey conducted by World Vision showed that children aged 8 to 13 are suffering from emotional distress and troubling feelings due to uncertainty and isolation brought by the COVID-19 crisis. Among the negative emotions expressed by the children were anxiety, anger and worry, due to uncertainty and dealing with isolation. The study, conducted between March and April 2020, interviewed 101 children from 13 developing countries, including the Philippines.
“The worksheet will guide families make a more productive use of their time together, at home. The activities can function as ice breakers and as reflection material for family members, to reflect and talk about their experiences, joys and struggles. Some parts of the worksheets will also help families share their thoughts and feelings about the current COVID-19 crisis,” Charisma Callejo, World Vision’s Spiritual Nurture for the Filipino Children Project Manager, said.
Lord Jesus, who came bringing good news of great joy for all,come into our hearts again. Help us to bring Your joy to all–to see no one as unloved or unworthy, to see no one as outside your reach or concern.