|our 3rd meeting|
the first time we met, we went through a fun process of choosing a name for the group. everyone wrote down on a piece of paper 2 names that came to their minds. we wrote all of these ideas on the white board. from this large list, the kids wrote down their 2 favorites. we tallied up the top 2 choices and erased the rest of the ideas. now it was time to vote. we did a raising of hands but a few of them couldn't decide for sure until the group talked it out. when they finally wrote their decision on a piece of paper, The Gems of Justice reached almost a unanimous vote. now everyone is proud of the name. :)
it took 5 months of getting to know them before a group could be formed. i had met a lot of other jr. youth as well, but these are the ones who kept coming by, or who live nearest, or with whom we developed a close relationship. the 8 in the photo have already formed a kinship. they have begun to feel safe, and trust one another. they have learned to cooperate and share, to memorize and answer questions posed to them..
|Ayana, Giftie & Aquia -- having fun dressing up|