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A SEED OF HOPE

04/19/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA Antonio has been working with the Center for Sharing for many years. It is therefore not a surprise that he knows many people living in the Tierra Vida community. He has had some special memories in the past. One such unforgettable memory was something that he had experienced a few years…

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HOW I MISS THE COMMUNITY OF TIERRA VIDA

04/12/2019 By Abraham Regunta I remember having just moved into the Tierra Vida community two years ago when I happened to meet Estefany Alvarez. She was around 13 years old at the time. She was full of life and had a smile that instinctively seemed to revive your energies. I very fondly recall my first…

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TAKING THE INITIATIVE

04/05/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA It was a nice evening at the Collegium Café. I was playing the game of Carroms with a few kids, and shortly after I saw a man looking through the windows. One of the kids who recognized this person started to behave very strangely. He appeared to be hiding himself and…

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IT WAS TIME FOR CHESS AGAIN

03/29/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA In recent days Caesar Mendoza, a 10-year-old boy from the Tierra Vida community has made a lot of noise around the Tri-Cities with his amazing Chess skills. He is a product of the evening program here at the Center for Sharing where he first started playing chess in 2017. Today his…

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HOW REMARKABLE IS THIS?

03/22/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA It was a regular working day. I was in my office grappling with a possible idea for my blog. As I was deep in thought Cheryl Broetje came to me and pointed out a little girl at the Café counter and asked me if I knew her. I told her that…

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DISCIPLINING VS PUNISHING

3/15/2018 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA Though I have been working with children for thirteen years, it always seems to be a huge challenge working with children who display some behavioral concerns. However, the more I work and spend time with them the more I am convinced that disciplining a child is a better approach than resorting…

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TO SHARE IS NOURISHING

03/08/2019 By Abraham Regunta Oscar Del Cid is 12 years old studying in Grade 7. He has been a regular at the evening program for more than six months. He is by nature very calm, shy, a boy of very few words and someone conducts himself in a dignified manner. I taught him chess almost…

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THE GIFT OF GIVING

1/31/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA There were many instances in my life when I have seen people making small contributions towards a noble cause. I wondered how these small contributions could really make much of a dent compared to the need.  I failed to look at the bigger picture. Gradually I started to realize that the…

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CELEBRATING EACH OTHER

1/25/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA Living in a fast-paced world that has witnessed an unprecedented influx of digitalization, we hardly seem to have time to sit back, appreciate and realize how much we need and cherish one another. As an antidote to that, one of our practices at the Collegium is to celebrate each person’s birthday.…

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IT FEELS WONDERFUL

1/18/2019 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA I was in my office doing my work this Wednesday on what appeared to be a normal day, when Carlos Torres came in. He is 14 years old studying in Grade 7. He made himself comfortable in my office and greeted me with a nice smile on his face. I asked him…

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