Anza na Kidogo

Alfreda George - Wisdom&Wellness Counselor (TEWWY)

Masimulizi …

by Alfreda George (Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – TEWWY).

Palikuwa na binti mmoja ambaye alihitimu chuo kikuu na alifaulu vizuri sana. Lakini kutokana na shida ya ajira aliamua kuanza biashara ya kwenda feri soko la samaki ili kununua samaki kwa ajili ya kukaanga na kuuza kwa wateja. Alianza kazi hiyo kwa furaha na amani tele japo wasomi wenzie walikuwa wanamkejeli na kumcheka sana. Kejeli zao zoligonga mwamba, kwani hakujali na hakubabaishwa na hilo kabisa. Aliendelea na biashara yake wakati wenzie walikuwa wanatembea kutwa na bahasha zao zenye vyeti vya shahada mkononi kwa lengo la kutafuta kazi.

Mwisho wa siku yule dada alipata mtaji na akaanza kwenda China kuchukua bidhaa na wakati huo huo akawa amefungua duka kubwa na akaweza hata kuwaajiri wenzake aliosoma nao. Hadi leo hana mpango wa kazi za kuajiriwa na maisha yake yanaendelea kuwa mazuri kila uchao.

Tunajifunza nini kutoka kisa hiki? Hadithi hii inatufundisha yafuatayo:

  1. Usomi wetu usitufanye tuchague kazi hadi tunapitiliza na mwisho tukailaani hata ile elimu tuliyopata;
  2. Ubunifu na kujituma ni muhimu sana katika maisha ya mwanadamu. Tuitumie elimu tuliyoipata kutafuta kazi mbadala ya zile tulizokuwa tunategemea baada ya kumaliza masomo yetu na kupata shahada;
  3. Mwisho, ikumbukwe kuwa kila jambo lina mahala pa kuanzia, hakuna miujiza. Tunaaswa kuanza na kidogo ili hatimaye tuweze kufika juu kwenye ushindi.

The Healing Hands Project

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

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Ukiona Mwenzako Ananyolewa, Na Wewe Tia Maji

Grace Mshanga - Wisdom&Wellness Counselor (TEWWY)

Masimulizi …

by Grace Mshanga (Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – TEWWY).

Ukiona jambo/ tukio limempata mwenzio jifunze kitu kutoka tukio hilo. Yakupasa ujiweke tayari ili nawe ukipatwa na jambo linalofanana na hilo uweze kulishinda.

The Healing Hands Project

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

#MentalHealth #Grandmother #Wisdom #Wellness #mhGAP #HealingHands #Art #Culture #Tanzania

Tuthamini Nyumbani Tulipotoka

Victoria Nakajumo - Wisdom&Wellness Counselor (TEWWY)

Masimulizi …

by Victoria Nakajumo (Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – TEWWY).

Kuna baba mmoja alikuwa na nafasi nzuri sana kazini na maisha yake yalikuwa mazuri. Watoto wake walikuwa wanasoma shule za kulipia tena ada kubwa. Mke wake alikuwa mfanya biashara anafuata bidhaa China na Thailand. Huyu baba kwao ilikuwa ni Tanga kijiji cha Hale. Kwa kweli ilikuwa ni familia iliyokuwa inaishi maisha ya kifahari hata nyumba waliyokuwa wanaishi ilikuwa ni nzuri sana. Magari walikuwa nayo, mke alikuwa na la kwake na mume hali kadhalika. Watu walikuwa wanawatamani jinsi walivyokuwa wakiishi.

Katika maisha kila mtu hupitia magonjwa. Baba alianza kuugua, lakini kwa vile wana uwezo aliweza kumudu matibabu mazuri na ya gharama kubwa bila matatizo. Marafiki zake pia walikuwa na uwezo hivyo waliweza kumsaidia katika matibabu.

Pamoja na yote, hali iliendelea kuwa mbaya, mwisho yule baba alifariki dunia. Wanandugu waliamua kuuchukua mwili na kupeleka Hale walikokuwa wazazi wake kwa mazishi.
Taratibu zote zilifanywa, mwili ukasafirishwa kwenda Hale. Cha kushangaza, walipofika Hale kulikuwa hakuna nyumba inayofanana na hadhi yake marehemu, na wala kwa wazazi hapakuwa pazuri, kwani nyumba ilikuwa ni ya miti. Ilikuwa ni aibu tupu kwa majirani na marafiki waliokuwa wamemsindikiza swahiba wao.

Mazungumzo baina ya wasindikizaji yalikuwa ni ya kumsema marehemu kuwa alikuwa hajali kujenga kwao. Walimdharau kimya kimya na baada ya mazishi waliondoka kurudi makwao.

Hili ni somo kwa kila mtu. Ni muhimu kujenga nyumbani ulikotoka na pia kuwajengea wazazi wako nyumba nzuri ili kuepuka aibu kama ilivyotokea kwa huyu bwana ambaye mjini alikuwa na maisha ya juu lakini kijijini kwake ni aibu tupu.

Yatupasa kukumbuka na kuwekeza nyumbani tulikotoka.

The Healing Hands Project

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

#MentalHealth #Grandmother #Wisdom #Wellness #mhGAP #HealingHands #Art #Culture #Tanzania

Mwosha Huoshwa

Caroline Swai - Wisdom&Wellness Counselor (TEWWY)

Masimulizi …

by Caroline Swai (Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – TEWWY).

Huu ni msemo ambao hutumika sana katika jamii inayotuzunguka ukiwa na maana kuwa kama unamtendea mtu yeyote jambo baya, ukae ukijua kuwa iko siku nawe pia utalipiziwa kwa ubaya huo huo. Tupate kisa ambacho kinamhusu tajiri mmoja.

Hapo zamani za kale katika kijiji cha Zurii, alikuwepo tajiri mmoja ambaye alikuwa hana ushirikiano mzuri na wanakijiji wenzake. Katika kijiji hicho, kila ulipotokea msiba tajiri hakushiriki inavyopasa, badala yake alijitahidi kumwaga pesa kwa wenye msiba na kuondoka zake. Hata kulipotokea harusi kijijini hapo, vivyo hivyo alitoa hela bila kushiriki yeye binafsi au mwanafamilia kutoka nyumbani kwake. Pamoja na kutoshiriki katika misiba na sherehe mbalimbali, pia hakuwahi kushiriki katika vikao mbalimbali vya maendeleo ya jamii. Kama kawaida yake, alitoa hela na kuondoka zake.

Hali hiyo iliendelea kwa muda mrefu kiasi kwamba kila mwanakijiji aligundua na kujua kwamba familia ya tajiri haijishughulishi katika masuala yoyote ya pale kijijini.

Baada ya miaka kadhaa kupita, tajiri alifikwa na msiba mkubwa wa mke wake kipenzi. Wanakijiji walipopata tarifa za msiba, walifurahi sana na kushangilia wakiwa wanasubiri mwisho wake utakuwa nini. Kama kawaida, majirani na wanakijiji walishiriki lakini kwa lengo la kulipiza kisasi. Walimpelekea pesa na kuondoka haraka sana kama yeye alivyokuwa akifanya kwa wenzake wakipata matatizo / misiba. Jioni ndugu wa tajiri walikuja kwenye msiba wakakuta hakuna mwombolezaji hata mmoja, si jirani wala mwanakijiji. Walishangaa sana kuikuta hiyo hali. Ilibidi wamwuulize ndugu yao kulikoni.

Walianza: “Mbona hakuna waombolezaji katika msiba huu mkubwa namna hii”? Tajiri aliwajibu: “hata mimi sielewi kwa kweli. Majirani zangu na wanakijiji nafikiri wana matatizo, kwani kila anayekuja anaacha rambi rambi na kuondoka”. Tajiri alikuwa hajagundua wala kukumbuka kuwa chanzo cha shida ni yeye mwenyewe.

Ndugu zake waliona hapa kuna tatizo, hivyo wakajiongeza na kwenda kuwauliza viongozi wa kijiji. Ndipo walipojibiwa: “ndugu yenu huwa hahudhurii katika misiba, sherehe wala vikao vya wanakijiji wenzake. Kwa hiyo wanakijiji na majirani wanalipiza kisasi, wanataka ajifunze”.

Ndugu wakarudi kwa tajiri na kumweleza waliyoyapata kutoka kwa viongozi wa kijiji. Walimweleza bayana kuwa ana tabia mbaya ya kutoshirikiana na wanakijiji na majirani katika tukio lolote”. Kwa maelezo hayo tajiri aligundua tabia yake mbaya ya kutoshirikiana na wenzake katika shughuli mbalimbali za kijamii pale kijijini. Alichofanya tajiri ni kuwatuma ndugu zake wakamuombee msamaha kwa majirani na wanakijiji wote. Ndugu zake walifanya hivyo.

Wanakijiji na majirani walimsamehe na hatimaye wakashiriki katika shughuli yote ya mazishi. Tajiri alikiri na kuomba msamaha kwa dhati kwa wote aliowakosea na kuahidi kuwa atashirikiana nao kwa kila jambo, liwe jema ama baya.

Watu walisikika wakisema: “ Ama kweli, tajiri yamemkuta. Mwosha huoshwa.” Tajiri alipata funzo la kutosha na alibadilika na kuwa tofauti na alivyokuwa zamani.

Hapa tunapata funzo kuwa ” usipende kumfanyia mtu kitu ambacho wewe hutopenda kufanyiwa, badala yake tujitahidi kushirikiana na jamii ili tusijenge uhasama kati yetu, hali ambayo inaweza kuleta kutoelewana, mtafuruku na hata ugomvi katika jamii”.

Ni dhahiri kuwa , “umoja ni nguvu na utengano ni udhaifu”.

The Healing Hands Project

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

#MentalHealth #Grandmother #Wisdom #Wellness #mhGAP #HealingHands #Art #Culture #Tanzania

Mkulima Mmoja, Walaji Wengi

Grace Mshanga - Wisdom&Wellness Counselor (TEWWY)

Masimulizi …

by Grace Mshanga (Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – TEWWY).

Kilimo ni shughuli ngumu na inahitaji uvumilivu mwingi hivyo hufanyika na wachache lakini mazao yapatikanapo huliwa na wengi sana.

The Healing Hands Project

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

#MentalHealth #Grandmother #Wisdom #Wellness #mhGAP #HealingHands #Art #Culture #Tanzania

Akufaaye Kwa Dhiki Ndiye Rafiki

Grace Mshanga - Wisdom&Wellness Counselor (TEWWY)

Masimulizi …

by Grace Mshanga (Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – TEWWY).

Maisha tulio nayo duniani tunaishi kwa kuwa na marafiki mbalimbali, katika hao wanawezekana kuwepo wale wa kutaka wewe uwasaidie daima. Watakuwepo pia wale wa kushikamana nawe kwenye raha tu, mfano sherehe mbalimbali, n.k.

Lakini rafiki wa kweli ni yule anayeshikamana nawe wakati ufikwapo na shida mfano umefiwa, umeunguliwa nyumba, umepata ajali nk, huyo ndiye rafiki anayakufaa kwa dhiki.

The Healing Hands Project

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

#MentalHealth #Grandmother #Wisdom #Wellness #mhGAP #HealingHands #Art #Culture #Tanzania

Heshima ni Msingi wa Maelewano Duniani

Alfreda George - Wisdom&Wellness Counselor (TEWWY)

Masimulizi …

by Alfreda George (Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – TEWWY).

Kulikuwa na dada mmoja ambaye alikuwa akijiona kuwa maisha ameyashinda na kwamba hana shida yoyote hapa duniani. Kwa vile alijiona kuwa Yeye ni ‘matawi ya juu’hakuna sababu ya kupoteza muda wake kuongea ama kushiriki ana na watu wa hadhi za chini. Alijitenga na kukaa mbali na jamii inayomzunguka, hakutaka kuongea na yeyote. Hata watoto wake hakutaka wakaribiane ama kucheza na watoto wenzao.

Siku moja akiwa kazini mtungi wa gesi ulileta hitilafu, msichana wa kazi alishutuka na kuogopa sana. Badala ya kutoka nje na kukimbia na watoto aliingia nao chumbani na kujifungia. Moto ulianza kuwaka na kusambaa haraka sana. Majirani aliokuwa ana wadharau na kuwaona si lolote mbele yake, walipoona nyumba inaungua na pia waliposikia kelele za watoto wakilia mle ndani, waliikimbilia nyumba, wakabomoa dirisha la chumbani na kuwatoa wale watoto. Watu ambao alikuwa anawadharau ndio waliokuja kumsaidia. Sebule na vyumba vyote vilishika moto. Msichana wa kazi na watoto wa mwenye nyumba walitolewa na majirani wakasalimika adha hiyo ambayo ingepelekea umauti wao. Lakini hakuna kitu hata kimoja kilichotoka mle ndani, vyote viliungua kabisa na moto. Hasara ilikuwa kubwa sana.

Majirani waliokuwa wakidharauliwa na mama huyo ndio waliotoka kumsaidia kwenye hili tukio la moto. Pamoja na kumsaidia kwa moyo moja walisikika wakimsema vibaya sana. Wangekuwa na roho mbaya wasingeweza hata kuwasaidia watoto wake.

Mama mwenye roho mbaya aliporudi toka kazini aliona yaliyotokea na kusikitika sana. Alipata fundisho kubwa sana. Aligundua kuwa wale aliowaona ni wajinga ndio waliowaokoa watoto wake.

Hadithi hii inatufundisha kutowadharau watu, inatupasa kumheshimu kila mtu bila kuangalia hali zao. Tuache kuwadharau watu hata kama hali zao ni mbaya kiasi gani kwani watakusaidia wakati wa matatizo. Na siyo hivyo tu, kila
binadamu ana haki ya kupendwa, kuthaminiwa na kuheshimiwa. Kwa maana hiyo, inatulazimu tuwe na mahusiano mazuri na binadamu wenzetu kwani mwanadamu siyo kisiwa, anaishi na watu. Heshima ni kitu cha bure lakini kina thamani sana. Ni lazima tutunze na kuomyesha kwa kila awaye katika maisha yetu ya kila siku hapa duniani.

The Healing Hands Project

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

#MentalHealth #Grandmother #Wisdom #Wellness #mhGAP #HealingHands #Art #Culture #Tanzania

Mstahimilivu Hula Mbivu

Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom for Youth (TEWWY)

Masimulizi …

by Tap Elderly Women’s Wisdom for Youth (TEWWY).

Binadamu wengi mara nyingi tunapohitaji ama kupanga mambo huwa tunapenda yatokee mapema iwezekanavyo. Wala siyo ajabu kuwa na mategemeo hayo, ni ubinadamu, ni kawaida kabisa.

Kila mtu ana haki ya kuwa na ndoto, ndoto za jinsi maisha yake yawe. Wakati mwingine huwa ni ndoto za Alinacha, ndoto za kusadikika. Kuna hadithi ya kijana mmoja jina lake Rahim aliyebahatika kusoma hadi kufika Chuo Kikuu. Ndoto ya kusoma alikuwa nayo tokea akiwa mdogo na Mungu kwa hakika alimbariki hadi akatimiza ndoto yake.

Baada ya kumaliza na kupata digrii yake matarajio yake yakapanuka zaidi. Alijiona kuwa sasa ana nafasi na haki ya kupata kazi kubwa ya kufanana na hadhi yake kwani kisomo chake kilikuwa ni kikubwa. Mungu alimjalia akapata kazi ya kawaida tu na siyo kubwa vile alivyokuwa anatarajia . Aliifanya kazi hiyo kwa bidii zake zote kwa muda wa miaka saba hivi na kwa mshahara ule ule alioanzia. Wenzake waliokuwa nyuma yake walipata kazi nzuri zaidi zenye mishahara mikubwa. Walimshawishi aache kazi pale na atafute sehemu nyingine yenye mshahara mkubwa zaidi.

Rahim alitafakari ushauri huo ambao kwa upande ulikuwa ni mzuri, pengine kimaslahi zaidi. Mawazo yalimjia kichwani, kwa upande moja alivutiwa kusikiliza ushauri wa wenzie na upande mwingine roho ikawa inasita. Baada ya kuishauri nafsi yake kwa dhati aliamua kuituliza roho yake pale alipo. Alimuomba Mwenyezi Mungu amsaidie kufikia maamuzi sahihi. Aliona ni vema kuwa na subira ili avute kheri.

Aliendelea kusubiri, na alisubiri sana kwani ilipita miaka mingime kumi kabla historia yake mpya haijaanza kuandikwa.

Siku moja akiwa kazini kwake alipigiwa simu na Mkurugenzi Mkuu (MK) wa shirika moja la kimaifa hapa nchini. Mazungumzo yalikuwa hivi: “Naongea na ndugu Rahim”?, sauti
nzito na yenye madaraka ilisikika kutoka upande wa pili. “Naam, ni mimi”, sauti iliyosheheni adabu ilijibu. Mkurugenzi alendelea: “mimi ni Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa shirika la Kimataifa. Ninakuhitaji uje siku ya Alhamisi ofisini kwangu saa 4 asubuhi.” Alimuelekeza ofisi hiyo ilipo ili asipate tabu kuitafuta.

Alhamsi ilipofika saa tatu na nusu alikuwa tayari pale ofisini akisubiri. Ilipofika saa 4 kamili mhudumu wa ofisi alienda kumwita Rahim aliyekuwa ametulizana pale mapokezi akisubiri. Alisimama na kufuatana na yule mhudumu hadi mlangoni kwa MK. Alipoingia alikaribishwa kwa furaha, MK alianza kwa kusema: “Nimefurahi sana kukuona na ninakushukuru kuitikia wito wangu”. Aliendelea, “nimekuita kwa sababu ninamtafuta mtu anayefaa kushika nafasi ya MK katika shirika hili. Nimekuwa nawafuatilia watu wengi ili kuweza kupata mtu anayefaa. Mimi karibu naondoka kurudi Ulaya na hivyo ningependa kumpata mzalendo aweze kushika nafasi hii. Watu zaidi ya kumi wamechunguzwa kwa ajili ya nafasi hii. Baada ya kushauriana na watu wengi kutoka Serikali ya Tanzania imeonekana kuwa wewe, Rahim ndiye kijana unayefaa kushika nafasi hii. Ningependa kujua unasemaje kuhusu fursa hii. Siyo lazima unijibu leo, bali nakupa muda wa siku tatu kufikiri ili baada ya hapo uweze kunipatia majibu”, MK alimaliza.

Rahma alipigwa na butwaa asiweze kujibu lolote zaidi ya kububujikwa na machozi. Hakuwahi kutegemea kabisa kusikia na kupata muujiza kama huo katika maisha yake. Hatimaye, Rahim alipata nguvu ya kwenda kumshukuru MK kwa nafasi hiyo. Baada ya siku tatu alirudi kwa MK na kuikubali nafasi hiyo ya pekee.

Tunajifunza nini kutoka simulizi hii? Yapo mengi ya kujifunza lakini yafuatayo ni ya msingi zaidi:

  1. Kutumikia nafasi tunazozipata kwa umakini na kwa bidii. Umakini katika kazi ndio uliomfikisha Rahim hapo.
  2. Kutulia mahali pamoja kwenye sehemu ya kazi kunakujengea historia fulani na inakuwa rahisi kufuatilia historia yako. Rahim alitumikia kwenye ajira aliyokuwa nayo kwa zaidi ya miaka 16. Kama angekuwa anaacha acha ajira, mara hapa, mara kule isingekuwa rahisi kufuatilia sifa zake za kiajira. Uvumilivu wake ulimwezesha Rahim kutengeneza historia ya utendaji wake wa kazi. Kampuni hiyo ya kimataifa iliweza kupata utendaji wa kazi wa Rahim kwa urahisi sana kupitia ‘referee’ wake.
  3. Tunajifunza bayana kuwa ‘Subira huvuta kheri / Mvumilivu hula mbivu. Miaka mingi aliyofanya kazi kwenye
    ajira yake haikumfannya azorote kwenye utendaji wake. Alifanya kazi kwa bidii, akaonekana kutokana na utulivu wake wa kukaa sehemu moja ya ajira muda mrefu. Hatimaye alionekana, akainuliwa.

Swali la kujiuliza: wewe unayesoma simulizi hii, una uvumilivu kiasi gani? Jifunze kutoka hadithi hii, subira na uvumilivu wako vitakulipa, ipo siku utainuliwa!

The Healing Hands Project

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

#MentalHealth #Grandmother #Wisdom #Wellness #mhGAP #HealingHands #Art #Culture #Tanzania

Asiyefunzwa na Mamaye, Hufunzwa na Ulimwengu

Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom for Youth (TEWWY)

Masimulizi …

by Tap Elderly Women’s Wisdom for Youth (TEWWY).

Ni jukumu la wazazi kuwapa malezi mazuri na mema watoto wao. Mwalimu wa kwanza wa mtoto ni wazazi. Malezi haya yanatakiwa yaanze tokea siku ya kwanza mtoto anazaliwa. Ikumbukwe kuwa mtoto anapozaliwa anakuwa kama karatasi nyeupe kabisa isiyo na doa ama alama yoyote. Mzazi/mwezi anakuwa wa kwanza kabisa kuandika katka karatasi ile nyeupe. Akianza kwa kuandika mambo yasiyofaa yatabaki kwenye karatasi ile. Hali kadhalika akiandika mambo mazuri pia yatabakia kwenye hiyo karatasi. Huo ndio mwanzo wa kumjenga mtoto, vizuri ama vibaya. Kwa maana nyingine, utakavyomlea mtoto wako ndivyo atakavyokuwa, mathalan kuwa na adabu njema kwa watu ama kutokuwa na adabu, kuwa jeuri kwa watu ama kuwa mtii, kuwa na nidhamu ama kuwa mtovu wa nidhamu

Ni rahisi sana kwa watu wamuonapo mtoto kwa mara ya kwanza kujua malezi aliyopata. Matendo na maneno ya mtoto aliyelelewa vizuri ni tofauti sana na ya yule aliyelelewa vibaya. Mathalani, kama mtoto ameanza kuonyesha tabia mbaya kama ya utovu wa nidhamu na wazazi wakamwacha tu aendelee kukosa adabu, huko hakutakuwa ni kumpenda; ni kumdhuru. Kwani mtoto huyo akija kuwakosea watu wengine, hawatamuachia. Watampiga, na pengine vibaya zaidi kuliko ambavyo wangalimpiga wao wenyewe pale alipokuwa mdogo. Mara nyingi mafunzo ya ulimwengu ni ya kikatili, hayana huruma hata kidogo.

Kuna mipaka katika kuwapenda watoto wetu. Tusiwaharibu kwa kisingizio cha kuwapenda kwani tukifanya hivyo tutakuja kujuta pale ulimwengu unapochukua nafasi yetu ya kuwafunza kama wazazi. Na ikifikia hatua mtoto akaambiwa maneno haya ya asiyefunzwa na mama hufunzwa na ulimwengu, na bahati mbaya endapo wazazi
wakayasikia, wanaweza kuumia sana kwani pamoja na kwamba yanaelekezwa kwa mtoto, mzazi pia analaumiwa. Haiwi lawama kwa mtoto tu bali na kwa wazazi pia ambao mnaonekana dhahiri mlishindwa kutimiza wajibu wenu kama wazazi.

Somo hili ni zuri kwa watoto na kwa wazazi pia, hali kadhalika, na kwa wale ambao hukataa kusikiliza maoni au ushauri wa wengine kwani mwisho wa siku huangukia kwenye mikono ya walimwengu.

Hima wazazi tutimize wajibu wetu kama wazazi; hali kadhalika watoto mzingatie malezi ya wazazi ili msije mkaingia kwenye darasa la walimwengu.

The Healing Hands Project

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

#MentalHealth #Grandmother #Wisdom #Wellness #mhGAP #HealingHands #Art #Culture #Tanzania

Umakini Katika Kufanya Maamuzi ni Muhimu

Margaret Kayombo - Wisdom&Wellness Counselor (TEWWY)

Masimulizi …

by Margaret Kayombo (Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – TEWWY).

Hapo zamani za kale, baada ya kuumbwa ulimwengu na vitu vyote ndani yake pamoja na watu. Mungu alifikiria sana juu ya uhai wa wanadamu. Alifikiri endapo itakuwa sahihi iwapo wanadamu wataishi milele bila kufa kama yeye Muumba au wafe baada ya kuishi ulimwenguni kwa muda fulani. Baada ya fikra hizo, hatimaye aliwatuma viumbe wawili wakawaambie wanadamu kuwa yawapasa wafanye maamuzi wenyewe kuhusu fikra zake hizo.

Kwanza alimtuma kinyonga na kumpa ujumbe huu. Kinyonga aliupokea ujumbe na kuelekea ardhini. Aliwaambia binadamu kama alivyoagizwa na Mungu kwa kusema: “Mmeambiwa msizaane, mbaki nyie wawili tu ulimwenguni, mke na mume na msife ila muishi milele”

Kisha Mungu akamtuma njiwa na ujumbe ambao ulikuwa tofauti na ule aliopewa kinyonga. Njiwa alianza kwa kuwaambia wanadamu: “Mungu ameniagiza niwaambie kuwa mkitaka mzaane kisha mfe. Mkifa uhai utaendelezwa na watoto, wajukuu, vitukuu, vilembwe, vilembekeza na vinying’inya vyenu”. Njiwa aliendelea kusema, “Kwa jinsi hiyo, ijapokuwa nyinyi wenyewe mtakufa, dunia haitakuwa tupu bali itaendelezwa na hao mtakaowazaa na watakaowazaa na watakaozaliwa. Nanyi mtakumbukwa milele.”

Pamoja na kwamba kinyonga alikuwa wa kwanza kutumwa na Mungu, kwasababu ya mwendo wake wa pole pole, mbele na nyuma, alifika muda moja na Njiwa. Kinyonga alipofika alianza kutoa ujumbe wake na watu walimkemea na kumcheka kwa kuwacheleweshea ujumbe wao. Hawakuwa na subira hivyo hawakumtaka kinyonga azungumze. Walimruhusu njiwa atoe ujumbe uliotoka kwa Mungu kabla ya Kinyonga hajafanikiwa kufanya hivyo. Chapuchapu Njiwa alitoa ujumbe wake kama alivyoagizwa. Alifanikisha kuuwasilisha japo ulikuwa mrefu lakini ujumbe uliwafikia. Wakausikiliza kwa makini, wakauona ni ujumbe mzuri, wakaukubali. Walipokubali tu, Kinyonga naye akakubaliwa kuuhitimisha ujumbe wake aliokuwa ameanza kuutoa na akasitishwa asiendelee. Baada ya binadamu kuusikiliza ujumbe wa kinyonga waliuona kuwa ni mzuri kuliko ule wa njiwa kwani kama wangeuchagua wasingekuwa wanakufa, wangeishi milele. Walitaka kuubadilisha uamuzi wao kwani ni dhahiri kuwa watu hawapendi kufa.

Hapo sauti ya Mungu ikasikika ikisema kwamba kubadilisha haiwezekani, sababu alikuwa amekwishapokea tayari uamuzi wao na tayari ameukubalia. Binadamu walipotaka kumuuliza maswali maswali sauti hiyo ilitoweka ghafla hivyo hawakuweza kufanya chochote. Muda ulikuwa umekwisha. Hivyo basi kuanzia hapo wanadamu wakaanza kuzaana na kufa.

Kuna mengi ya kujifunza hapa.

  1. Tuwe waaminifu na kutimiza wajibu wetu kwa wakati.
  2. Tufikirie kwa makini kabla ya kufanya maamuzi
  3. Tusiwe vigeugeu wakati wa kutoa maamuzi yaliyo sahihi.
  4. Tuishi na kujua daima kwamba yupo mwenye maamuzi ya mwisho juu ya kila kitu.

The Healing Hands Project

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

#MentalHealth #Grandmother #Wisdom #Wellness #mhGAP #HealingHands #Art #Culture #Tanzania

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