Mothers who attended the first school council meeting this year initiated the idea of starting a parent support group. Vassi and Maya, who volunteer at the school, meet with the mothers each Thursday morning where information, education and supportive healing is shared. Hatha Yoga classes will be introduced later this term for them. The mothers have expressed their wish for a better life for their children. They have highlighted the need for respect for each other in the community, adults and children alike. Anti-social behaviour and substance abuse are a constant part of their daily lives and they want help to break the cycle.
The moms feel well supported by Vassi and Maya who have the special skills and qualifications to help them make lifestyle changes. This poem serves as a Valentine wish for our brave mothers.