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Psychology student volunteers as psychological support for young people.
The Leadership Program developed by the MWL Youth Project began with a new innovation this year. Two psychology students volunteered for individual psychological support with young people. At this age young people experience a series of complex emotions that easily affect their own experiences of themselves and the surrounding world. These volunteer psychology students have been trying to help these youngsters in identifying and coping with their emotions. They have held individual meetings with some of the young people.
To accept the need for counselling has been a challenge for these young people. Initially they were suspicious and confused by the presence of these volunteers. The expectation of the volunteers was different to what they had been thinking, but over time their expectations were adapted to the background of the young people. Strategies have been changed and besides individual conversation they are also offering the group the possibility to work at their own human development together as a group
From the meetings they have had with the young people, they have come to know each other. All of them have great dreams and aspirations to make something useful of themselves and their family, with whom they are very connected. But the environment in which they live, the Mirdite neighborhood, does not provide the conditions for their dreams to come to birth. These young people think that leaving their community will provide the best opportunity for their desires and dreams to be realised even though they have a happy life in their community and belong in this place.
Thank you, Volunteers! Celebrate International Volunteers Day, December 5, 2016
International Volunteer Day takes place on December 5th each year and is celebrated in a majority of countries throughout the world.
MWL Volunteers are engaged in volunteering their time, energies, and skills. They are also engaged in different campaigns to combat human trafficking.
We thank all MWL volunteers for their contribution and we encourage everyone to get involved and to make a difference in their own communities.
Many thanks to everyone,