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My 11 year old learned about being a servant and having empathy. Sometimes, especially in the first week, our child would rebuff my daughter's efforts at kindness, so she had to stretch herself to be loving and kind. She learned that our role was to provide love and a safe home and if her "giving" was not returned in kind, this was not "about us" and our needs, but was about us serving another. To quote my daugher, "sometimes people who are harder to love, need the most love." Great life lesson!
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I was very impressed with all aspects of the organization. It would be nice to somehow make a way to encourage relationship with the kids and their families beyond the 6 weeks. We were told to not make any promises about seeing them or communicating with them after this time. That was hard for all--since we all grew to love our "families"and wanted to be able to communicate again somehow. I think it would help further the organization's purpose of building peace .
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