Namratta Shah, Art of Living Teacher
By the end of the course, I got to know 35 wonderful individuals who had not experienced for a moment in their childhood what it was to be without fear and many of them reported feeling calm and less stressed out. Some of the boys also pledged to stop sniffing glue (a dangerous toxic substance that is widely used by them to suppress their hunger).
I felt relieved from stress by doing this course. It slows me down and makes me relaxed. It got rid of all the tensions and negative feelings that I had. I felt good after doing the first session. It makes me aware of how important my body is and how to look after it.
I feel that this is the most beautiful thing I have ever got in my life. There were a lot of blood clots in my leg. These things are gone. There is no pain anymore. I am so happy.
Pablo Zuniga,Coordinator, Office of Social Security Development
I work in the Curundu area with high-risk youth. Because they are a pretty difficult group but through the programs of the project we have seen the change in them. Some of the boys have always lived this system of violence, drug trafficking, the consumption of drugs and it is not easy. Suddenly, to live a normal life like what other people live – The Art of Living has been a tremendous project. Something that has impacted the boys, in the way that you have worked with them and they truly reflect the attention that you have given to them. And all the rest of the young men are so content and motivated that I think that the Art of Living project has been good.