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"The window: Isn´t here where the home dreams to be world?", Mia Couto

METAPHOR

“Houses of Empathy” bring us to a place where a children’s home environment is cosy, safe and happy. We see the programme as the building blocks - as if it was building a house.

Starting from the base, where all the bricks are essential, our goal is to make the group of peers understand the value each one brings to the group and his/her role as a foundation of the home they share.

Gradually, the focus on different skills, will give us the tools to progress the construction of our house, including doors, windows, roof and decoration, which contribute to making our home something we really identify with and feel part of.

In an effort to integrate this metaphor in a more consistent way, during the sessions the young people will be invited to build, a real house of empathy, which is going to be completed according to the contents addressed in each unit.

To find outmore about this construction check the section – “Action”.