I exercise my appreciative gaze in my neighbourhood, looking at the things around me andtrying to discover beauty. It strikes me, as I didn’t notice some of the beauty before. Tree trunks, flowers, the sparkling of the river, even bridges hold beauty when you take the time to discover. The […]
Our assumption in applying it in a small-town village context was that we work with a context in which we could explore and experience more deeply the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. This saying invites us all to be educators and responsible to create a positive environment for growth. Although it speaks of a child, my conviction is that the child represents us all here. Although the program took place in an actual village setting, what really came through to me was that ‘it takes a village life approach, to raise us all’.