Not only schools are interested in the programs of HY workers. Jan Molnar is popularly invited to long-term cooperation, for example, into the children’s homes. Jan really has something to offer to these children.
In order to see the program on the theme “Aggressiveness” I went with Jan Molnar to the nearby children’s home.
I was given a unique opportunity to experience how Jan’s typical work goes. Thanks to his long-time experiences as a HY worker and thanks to his special education, he often deals with collectives with more serious specific problems in “bespoken” programs. And not only in schools, but here and there in the children’s homes.
This time in this concrete children’s home, it concerned the first introductory visit. Jan spent one and a half hours with nearly twenty children whose fates were marked in various ways. The time together led mainly to getting to know each other and creating a personal bond. In future meetings, they will be able to pick up on what they have built today.
Jan definitely has something to say to the children. But before he gets to his talking, he introduces himself by name and shakes hands to each of the children present on the program – even the few who are coming later during the program. Jan then asks the children what plans they have for their future. Many of the children share their dream of becoming a police officer or paramedic. The atmosphere becomes more and more personal. Jan begins to talk about the risks that can bury people’s plans and dreams. A bad crew, a bad decision…
Gradually, he reveals also his personal story: no one would guess that the man standing here today lived his childhood as troubled and joyless as these children. For children, Jan is a living example of hope for everyone.
Time together in a pleasant atmosphere flows like water. While playing various games, children experience a lot of fun and also the opportunity to get closer to each other.
Together with Jan, I had the unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the work that brings hope and light into the lives of those who really need it. Such powerful experience! After the program, I saw the grateful faces of the children and staff at the home. Further visits are to follow, and that is only good.
Petr Horacek, the Executive Director of INCZ