Confidence gained in one Camp

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The Phillips Foundation partners with Australian based charities who deliver services and embrace healthy living to improve the lives of underprivileged children as well as families in need of assistance both in Australia and overseas. Phillips Coaching Services is a Foundation partner.

Lucy Wanjiru, is a sixth grade girl who was shy, and affected by her dysfunctional family, which was really affecting her at school.

Her class teacher, who had noticed her anti-social behaviour, gave her an opportunity to attend camp with So They Can, and start Lucy on a journey to positive change. Being selected to represent her class was like a dream to her.

At the camp, Lucy met her peers from two program schools – ARPs and Kibowen Komen – and immediately established a rapport.

Their similarities made them bond easily and became friends to a point where they were required to choose a leader which they effortlessly selected Lucy to lead them.

Her confidence and self-esteem by now was high and the distance between the teacher and the pupils that was there at the beginning had diminished. This was noticed by the frequent interaction when consulting and participating in the activities.

The Camp ended and Lucy took the first position in dancing, modelling and being a great leader. Her life had changed for better and she wouldn’t look back.

At school the change could not only be felt but also be seen by her classmates and teachers. She is no longer the shy and introverted girl, and has made friends and is constantly interacting with the teachers working towards her dream of becoming a surgeon.

The Phillips Foundation is a proud long-term supporter of So They Can.

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