Help For The Andes Foundation
THE HUMAN TOUCH
The primary purpose of The Human Touch initiative is to hold workshops and seminars geared towards the personnel of local hospitals, orphanages, rural schools, volunteer and rehabilitation centers, etc. as well as those social groups they assist. The workshops are designed to encourage, motivate and challenge those who sacrificially labor in these institutions and offer supplementary assistance to those under their care.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Such institutions provide services for the handicapped and underprivileged, yet many of them lack the appropriate resources to carry out their jobs, and their employees often work under very difficult and stressful circumstances.
How will this initiative solve this problem?
Through a series of dynamic and practical seminars, discussions and workshops, The Human Touch counselors and Psychologists assist, inspire and instruct the participants, motivating them to establish concrete methods to overcome the difficulties surrounding interpersonal communication as well as equipping them to better cope with the complex environment they live and labor in.
Furthermore, The Human Touch provides reading and audiovisual material that stimulates individual and collective reflection. Together with the workshops, these teaching aids constitute a handbook of information for working positive behavioral changes over an extended period of time. The workshops are held under the direction of a minimum of two instructors, for groups comprising a maximum of 30 participants at a time. In some cases, they will require the participation of two or more assistants and a sound technician.
Some of the themes are:
- Keys to Good Communication
- Secrets to Success in Human Relations
- How to achieve positive changes
- “Make a difference”
The presentations include a variety of teaching aids such as video clips, PowerPoint animated slides and overhead projections, as well as motivational games, music, skits, activities, real life testimonies, storytelling, behavioral tests, etc.