There’s always light at the end of the tunnel!30 Aug 2011, by Made By Survivors Programs in
Last week I had a good time with my extended family in Boisar shelter home. I had gone to the Mumbai shelter home to follow up on the Made by Survivors jewelry program which we are conducting since last year, October. It was great to see the level of improvement the girls have gone through. One particular girl, Sonam was apprehensive about the program because she lacked confidence when I met her for the first time. She would barely speak to us and was indifferent. She dreaded that she would not be able to do anything in her life as she lost the meaning of her life after what she had suffered. But this time when I saw her, I was very happy to see her improvement because she has changed so much since the last time. She takes interest in jewelry making and also has involved herself with different training at the shelter home. When I spoke to her, she told me that the teachers and new friends she has made, have helped her to come out of her shell. Not only that she takes part in the cultural programs and is currently learning Karate. She especially thanked Dianna Badalament, Made By Survivors International Jewelry Director for inspiring her and the NGO which has given her an impetus to remake her life from the scratch.