The Psychology Volunteers on Bikes represented by core members Edna Lee, Mishka Watin, and Monica Manluluyo, conducted the “Echoing Disaster Resilience and Self-Reliance among Women” a post-disaster program with the women environmental refugees of Typhoon Haiyan in Barangay Tindog, Medellin, Cebu yesterday, April 14, 2014.
The group shared psychology- and permaculture-based skills and knowledge to the women so they too can echo these to the rest of the community, helping them become self-reliant and resilient against future challenges and disasters. The program included relaxation techniques, art therapy activities, a sharing of appropriate technologies, and laughter yoga.
Thank you to Connor and Kathy McCabe for donating 34 rocket stoves! Your generosity helped put a smile on these women’s faces, aiding them in their journey towards resilience and self-reliance.