Empowering and Young Girls to Heal and to Thrive
Hello friends and greetings from Congo!
My name is Andréa and I am now a trauma counselor. Before, I was a student in Exile International’s programs in Congo. These programs changed my life. Oh, and by the way, I am now a counselor at the very care center that helped me to heal! Now, I am helping others!
When I was a little girl, I was forced to be a child soldier and take part in many horrible things. By the grace of God, I was rescued and joined Exile’s programs at the Peace Lives Center. I was showered with love and care, accepted without judgment, and experienced peace. I regained hope through counseling and trauma healing and was even able to go to school! Because of the love and support that I received, I am blessed to say that I graduated from university this year with a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology!
My dream is to help many girls overcome the traumatizing events that they’ve experienced. I am also excited because I will get married this year!
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