~ refugee workshop ~

This past Tuesday, 11 girls opened their hearts and tuned into the plight of refugees for a couple of hours. In keeping with the tone of this subject, we kept this fairly low key (although the girls benefited from two initiatives that helped them understand the differences between migrants and refugees as defined by international law). They found empathy and connection through story and crafted messages of welcome and support with cards and posters that will be delivered to the New Mainers project next week along with generous donations given the day of the workshop.

Touching upon the fact that refugees bring many gifts with them that add to our delicious cultural mix, the girls had a chance to sample treats from the Middle East...

Given this was held during February vacation, we had more interest than ability to attend so we'll be offering this workshop again soon. So very glad the girls have their hearts into this.

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