“I’ve had trouble speaking for as long as I can remember. I was 9 when my little sister and I arrived at the SOS Children’s Village and it didn’t take long for my SOS mother to notice that I was more than just shy. My speech impediment made it hard for me to relate to others, even the children around me. Communicating was a challenge and it was just easier for me to isolate myself.
I was always very shy but the social circus helped me overcome my fear of speaking with people.
Now, I always count the days before the next social circus workshop. It’s my favourite day of the week because I get to have fun and work as a team with the other children. It makes me feel confident when I see that I can interact with them and the instructors!
My SOS mother has noticed a difference in me. She says that I express myself a lot more, and a lot better. I have slowly lost my fear of talking in front of people. Now I share with my SOS family. I don’t hesitate as much as I used to. I’m very happy!”
Learn more about the Social Circus program here.