Learning to Love Each Other

A group of siblings playing outdoor games with each other.

We continue to offer lessons through the Transformational Community Development (TCD) program during our campaign to stop violence and hatred between siblings. A sports day was held for the children who applied what they learned in the TCD program. During the day, the siblings Nancy and Martin participated. Nancy said, “I learned that I love my sister, and I shouldn’t do things that annoy her. I will bring nice things for her, help her, and play with her. Martin, my brother, used to make me angry. I used to draw, but he spoiled my drawings and ran, and whenever I tidied my room, he came and messed it up again.”

I asked Martin why he wanted to make his sister angry, why he beat her and spoiled her things, and he replied, “Honestly, when I tease her, I feel psychologically comfortable because she is playing with her mobile phone alone. After we learned and understood the lesson, I realized I loved my sisters. We decided to help each other, and if she annoyed me, I would go and tell her.” Nancy continued and said, “I made a decision that I have to love my brother and engage with him. We changed and stopped making problems for each other. I learned that I love my sibling.”

In the women’s class, Ms. Umm Abanoub participated and said, “I am full of feelings of rejection because of my mother-in-law’s lack of love for me, but after I heard the lesson in the TCD women’s group, I decided that I love her despite her treatment of me, but with limits. This strengthens my self-confidence. I also learned that feeling rejected is possible, but I have to offer unconditional love to others.”

Thank you,

Written by: Azmy, Hanaa, and Miriam

GHNI TCD Workers

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