To help the children heal, the staff of the centers encourage the children to tell their stories in several ways. Some are able to relate their experiences directly, to tell of the horror of their captivity in words. Some of the more verbally confident children are even able to express themselves in poetry.
All of the children at the centers are given drawing materials so those who are unable to verbalize their stories begin the process of expression by drawing pictures of their trauma. The mural project was an extension of that concept and allowed all to express their shared trauma in a collaborative experience.
Choose from the menu items at left to access the children's testimonies, drawings, murals and poetry.