The Counseling Program is, we believe, one of the most crucial additions to the list of Cosma initiatives. Started in 2013, it aims to develop children and teenagers by equipping them with not only academic knowledge, but practical life skills that are essential for becoming a healthy, well-adjusted member of society.
Through this program, students are taught about important issues that are rarely covered in school, such as puberty, sexuality and hygiene. They are also given advice about career choices, spirituality, better communication and how to cope with stigma, among others.
Our Counseling Program currently covers 47 students. After being enrolled in the program, almost all of them have displayed a significant increase in confidence, happiness and overall well-being. We plan to reach out to other students in the community as soon as we can.