During the 16-18 of October 2015 the GURT Resource Centre in cooperation with the Borodianka oblast NGO «Life without harmful habits» had conducted the first session of the Fourth Ukrainian school of self-help.
Initiative self-help groups are aimed to deal with both personal problems and difficulties in the sphere of health service, human rights etc. Helping themselves people subdue the feelings of helplessness and become more active, confident and motivated. The School aims to teach people how to organize and manage the self-help groups with a really intensive practice program.
The School includes 3 sessions. During the first
«Taking part in the self-help movement in my oblast
«It is a perfect opportunity to find new partners. I have worked within the self-help groups for the first time and I
«It seems like I have found myself in the Fight Club movie. Alexander is like Tyler — teaches us and shares his experience. The School is extremely unusual and interesting. Now my main task is not only to understand the rules we are speaking about during the School sessions but also to start using them in my own life. Making some conclusion now is ahead of time. Though I am sure to declare that we are a great community. Here are straightforward, interesting and smart people that are worth trusting», Serhii Makarenko, volunteer, Social Service of Ukraine in Poltava.
«I’m happy to stay at School. Here I am surrounded by the self-sufficient people who have reached the success both in personal and social life and with whom we share our experiences and positive dispositions. I hope the School helps me find myself and I’ll try to create a self-help group», Valentyna Sediachko, manager of the сhildren projects, «Horyzont» club, Chernihiv.
Photo: Alina Bo, translation: Pavlo Shyba