27 April 2009
|The facilitator of the workshop, himself a Rwandese refugee, helped the participants to respect and accept themselves.|
The organisers were motivated by
their belief that self-esteem serves as a basic
The facilitator of the workshop, himself
a Rwandese refugee, helped the participants to respect and accept themselves.
He taught them the importance of beginning their life from where they are, to
develop a vision for their lives, to plan for the future, to take a deep look
inside them and to learn to appreciate and value their lives. Furthermore, he briefly
explained the characteristics that go along with high, low, healthy and
authentic self-esteem and introduced the participants to manifestations of
Internalizing healthy self-esteem
The participants came to realise that most of the concepts covered were applicable in their daily lives, for instance to make choices or decisions, to accept constructive criticism, to forgive and accept oneself, to manage anger and to overcome dependency and not expect everything from others.
In his closing speech, Project Director Mr. Mulugeta W/Eyesus mentioned that highly performing people are people who have discovered their potentials and who pursue their goals, irrespective of the situation they are in. He also pointed out that the best way to learn more and to make the newly gained knowledge part of one’s life is to teach and help others.