Psychologists say, ‘focus within and become depressed, focus on others and we are lifted as we lift them’. This has been very true for the kids at Echo Glen. Many have never had the opportunity to help others and to be able to do so has been life transforming. After an outreach, one 14 year old Echo Glen youth said, “I used to think the world revolved around me. But after … and seeing the smile I put on the face of that Bolivian orphan, I realized I am happiest when I am helping others.”
During one social, a staff member commented, “I have never seen many of these boys behaving in such a sensitive way. Some of the really hard-to-reach kids are writing things like “We love you” and “God Bless you” on their shirts and cards”.
Brief video of Gifts Being Received by Orphans in Uganda
From the recipients of another social:
Touching words of gratitude from those who received the resident’s encouragement
A beautiful poem written for the residents & their supporting community