Friday, 4 May 2012

Agape Málaga Enters High School

Today, a new challenge has begun for the Agape Malaga team. It´s a program that Mar Resa and fellow Agape staff have offered to a high school to work with students that are in suspension from school. The “Jardines de la Puerta Oscura” High School had a vacuum, according to the school principal, of help and attention that they could offer to the students that were suspended for bad behavior. Sending them home with a list of topics and activities to complete did not spur any of the students to reflect, to think about how to change, nor to even be aware of the long-term consequences of their behavior .

However, today an alternative has begun with Agape which our fellow staff from the Student Ministry in Málaga will offer. This team is made up of people who are not only willing to help these students with their homework assignments, but also willing to listen to them, to invite them to think and to show them alternatives to the verbal and physical aggression and the indifference to their studies.

Just today our fellow staff have begun to work with three students between 13 and 14 years old who have been suspended for two weeks. The school leadership as well as the parents of these students are pleased and very grateful for the work that Agape has offered.

We´ll share more about how this new experience is going for the Agape Málaga team who have started with such motivation, expecting big things and hoping to make a real difference. It is a very special opportunity for building bridges to change the lives of these young people.

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