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A Welcome from Cathrine Sørensen

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016
A Welcome from Cathrine Sørensen

It’s an ho­n­our to wel­come you to our new web­site and not at least our new NGO, As­so­ci­a­tion Youth for Hon­duras. We will here up­date you on the youth, their progress, our pro­gram and how YOU can be­come an im­por­tant piece in this great work with youth tran­si­tion­ing out from or­phan­ages and in to the so­ci­ety of Hon­duras. We will from Au­gust start work­ing with some of the many youth tran­si­tion­ing out from or­phan­ages all over Hon­duras.

We have the last 6 months been work­ing hard on get­ting this as­so­ci­a­tion up and run­ning and it’s only with the grace of God that we have come this far and now are ready to take the first big steps in faith.

We will to be­gin with be pro­vid­ing hous­ing for 10 youth mov­ing in, in Au­gust. The youth will be liv­ing in the tran­si­tion house for one year where they will re­ceive the nec­es­sary help with study and ca­reer plan­ning, work­shops about adult­hood, de­ci­sion mak­ing, how to get a job, how to keep a job, self-es­teem and aware­ness, emo­tions etc. Every youth will be con­nect­ed a Tu­tor what will help them with their plans for the fu­ture, help­ing them find a net­work, teach­ing them about life in the so­ci­ety and mak­ing work­shops. Want to know more about the pro­gram?

We have an 8 mem­bers board that are very en­gaged and have lots of good ideas, vi­sions and not a least big hearts for this tran­si­tion pro­gram. They all have ex­pe­ri­ence in one or oth­er way with tran­si­tion, youth and NGO work. Some are for­mer or­phans them­selves and are now role mod­els for many younger youth, some has ex­pe­ri­ence in or­phan­ages and mis­sion­ary work while oth­ers has the NGO ex­per­tise.

I my­self have a de­gree in So­cial Ed­u­ca­tion, have been work­ing with kids, spe­cial needs, home­less and youth at risk since 2004 and my lat­est job was at Or­phan­ages Em­manuel, Hon­duras as the project man­ag­er for their Youth Com­mu­ni­ty and Tran­si­tion Project which is a tran­si­tion project for youth liv­ing at the or­phan­ages with fo­cus on prepar­ing the youth for their tran­si­tion out to so­ci­ety af­ter a short­er or longer stay at the or­phan­age.

God has great things in store for this youth tran­si­tion­ing out through this pro­gram and we feel very blessed to be giv­en this op­por­tu­ni­ty to be the once guid­ing and help­ing them in this process of in­de­pen­dence.

 

Best Re­gards and Bless­ings!

Cathrine Sørensen,
Di­rec­tor of the As­so­ci­a­tion Youth for Hon­duras