Nicola is from the UK and trained in Thailand. After training she began working with children with disabilities and has been in Thailand for over 7 years.
“Being a qualified child care worker at the time, what impacted me the most was hearing about the needs of children around the world, the different risk settings, and how charities were helping.
We have sent 3 containers of specialist equipment to Thailand for the children’s use, run a baby massage course about positive touch, taken two groups of government officials to England for disability awareness study tours, and supported 9 children consistently on a daily basis in a holistic way as well as aiding others in their progress.
The 6 weeks training opened my eyes to how great the needs of children were, and maybe cemented my conviction more. That is, seeking how God wanted to use me to bring hope to the hopeless. The sessions on attachment and separation challenged my thinking and maybe influenced the longevity of my work… if I am the children’s primary care giver I should focus on giving consistency whenever possible and communicate with them in a positive way. My advice for anyone taking Janette’s training is to be ready, for the statistics and the situations for children across the globe are heart breaking.
Be ready for God to water the seeds of compassion He has placed inside you”.
Do you have a heart for children at risk? The orphan, street child, child prostitute or institutionalised child?
To find out more about our resources, how you can be trained to work or volunteer cross culturally with vulnerable children,log onto www.janettepepall.com or follow the links on www.nationaltrainingforchildrenatrisk.com