“Hello every one! I’m the DJ today…” Zhou Ma, a child from Huangnan Children’s Home, confidently spoke into the microphone.
In order to build up language ability and confidence in the children, Christian Action-Huangnan Children’s Home organized the “Our Little DJ” training program. There were 8 children trained with primary education levels, 4 in Han Chinese and 4 in Tibetan language to be a DJ. Zhou Ma was one of the trainees.
Before the official broadcast, CA’s social worker guided the children to do research and taught them about tone and rhythm for broadcasting. Zhou Ma and 7 other children were shy and struggled to express their feelings at the beginning. Some were nervous and did not want to follow the social workers’ instructions. Even so, the social workers encouraged them, and with patience, gained their trust. Meanwhile, the children learned a lot from the training, such as social etiquette, cultural traditions, transport and leisure, and more. The children were able to perform what they learned during the broadcast.
Zhou Ma lacked confidence at the start, and she told her social worker, “I’m very nervous!” before her first broadcast. Since the program, she speaks fluently into the microphone!
There has been a positive change in these 8 children as a result of Our Little DJ. After the program they now have confidence, they are proactive. They actively participate in activities, integrate more easily in groups, and even communicate with children staying in other dormitories!
Christian Action is happy to see the growth of the children at Huangnan Children’s Home and plan to use this program for the youth with the hope that even more children will be transformed.
Your support helps these children become the best they can be!