SPA in action
The goals of this project were to train volunteer trainers who then trained students in Ukrainian orphanages. The trainers learned how to work with this group of students using interactive teaching methods. The orphans learned leadership, team building and other skills to enhance self-confidence. This picture illustrates the students playing the game "Real Life". A copy of this game was given to the four orphanages trained as part of the grant. The game helps the students work through the choices available to them when they leave the orphanage after completing high school. It reinforces the concepts learned in training. By observing students playing this game, school psychologists can see if the students need additional help in forming their goals for the future.