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One person is of more value than the whole world. – St Mary Euphrasia

Good shepherd centre Good Shepherd Centre offers a shelter to teenagers, women, mothers and their children, where they can rebuild their lives after violence, abuse and victimization.

Apart from shelter the Good Shepherd Centre also teaches those living there various handicrafts to help them become independent and get them back on their feet. Once they leave the shelter they are able to make a living for themselves and their children and leave their old lives behind.

Early 2016 NCA and Good Shepherd worked together in the Hand in Hand greeting card project:

Hand in Hand

Photos by Marina Aarts Photography

The Hand in Hand project tells a true story of hopes and dreams endured even through great hardship.

The greeting cards show hand gestures to symbolize that we all speak the same language in the end, no matter where we come from, or who we are.

The models for our cards are survivors of terrible abuse, who have found a safe place to stay at the Good Shepherd Centre. The messages they chose to convey are not of their hardship, but of love, determination, humor and shared humanity.

They have articulated their thoughts and aspirations for the world to hear and we are honored to share their voices with you. We are happy the cards with their wishes on the back will be send out to all corners of the world and hope that all of their dreams will come true.

For more information about Good Shepherd please visit their website. If you’d like to volunteer, click here for the options.