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    Giving our protection team a calm, rejuvenating workplace

    Day 187

    A Softer Space

    One of the things we’re most proud of is our work in protection – protecting vulnerable people against violence of all kinds. And our colleagues all over the world do so much for so many to make it happen.

    These people are there for individuals who might have gone through something that few of us can begin to imagine, and they do so with limited resources and with a full heart.

    So to show how grateful we are for them, and to make a protection space a little more warm and welcoming, we decided to revamp one of our counseling rooms in Nakivale Refugee Settlement!

    To soften the room a bit, we added a new coat of paint, some new flowy curtains, and a soft light fixture. We then added some pillows, a blanket, stress balls, tissues, and lavender to help the patients feel more welcome and comfortable.

    And finally, as many of the clients have young children they bring, we set up a children’s corner with toys, books with short stories, coloring books, something that might distract them.

    The stuffed elephant was a huge hit, and our staff were a little jealous of the children who would get to play with it!

    Doreen, one of our counselors, told us that a patient of hers had noticed the change. “They really felt a difference, and that the room was a little warmer and more welcoming.”

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