Communities are like bricks that need foundation, the mix of different substances to make them strong and last for a lifetime. Every community consists of different people who all have one thing in common. They all give to the society, to the other people, to the world. We are the people that make the community stand strong. It is not the building or the facility, but us as a community; as a family, we are special. When I think about community, I think of schools, churches, fundraisers, neighbourhoods, and many, many more, that help us all feel inner peace and a warm welcome in our hearts. We can find communities that allow us to grow socially, and be able to share our inner thoughts. We can find communities for children and adults in many places that welcome families. Belonging to a community makes us feel special, it guides us to a better understanding of ourselves.
One particular community I am close to is Centre for Community Learning & Development. From the first time I came in to this community to upgrade my learning skills, I felt a warm welcome and a sense of belonging. Everyone happily welcomed me there. This was the place where I wanted to learn and develop. With every accomplishment, I felt myself grow and become stronger. I trust my teachers and my fellow students so that I can be successful in life. Our community is based on friends, family and relationships; we fully understand each other. We comfort one another and we develop long term goals for our future. We support and care for our classmates. In our society we need more communities like this one to be able to find inner peace, to give hope and feel good about what we do in life. Communities help people to overcome weaknesses and fears, so that they can sense inner peace and confidence in themselves.
I feel I made the right choice to come to this community, so I could fulfill my dreams and goals. This place supported me emotionally through hard times. I found my confidence and support from them, to go on farther in my life, as a student. My school gave me a better vision of my life and a better path to go on. This community makes me feel I’m not alone, and my life journey has just started. People are there for me, and I’m there for them. They have inspired me to be stronger and wiser in my decision making. A community is a vision of our dreams and we make it a reality.
Academic Upgrading Participant Joanna Domienik displays new CPR Certification