Empowerment is a big word that is best described by “the process of regaining power over oneself, over one’s own destiny” and it starts by small steps. Earning one’s own money is one step. Regaining dignity, pride and confidence is another. Climbing the ladder leading to autonomy is easier if there is help, concrete, down-to-earth, realistic help. Practical tools. Not just good words and fancy theories.
Empowerment begins in an environment where you meet sympathetic people, real persons who had it difficult and, now, can benefit from a happier life. It begins with easy to understand tools, applicable techniques and concrete results you can bring home everyday. Cumulative, tangible results build confidence and motivation, two key ingredients in the recipe of success.
Empowerment is not a battle. It is a slow but solid construction. Good tools, good materials and good techniques are needed, in a favourable environment.
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