2 years ago, Goldie, aged 11, was a very happy sociable girl with the best marks in class. Then the virus came. Mom was physically disadvantaged, without a choice the whole family went into lockdown.
Goldie lost her social status in class and with that her confidence, the father lost his job, and food was an everyday struggle to get.
Then the worst happened, after the long lockdown was over, dad sadly passed as well. Goldie lost everything and became like a shadow, falling into a deep depression with hate for any social interaction. Mom tried everything, but it just got worse, and self-hate was starting to show. Then we happened! Mom was initially sceptical but, after 3 weeks at our club, we called Goldie’s mom to let her know that her daughter was the head of the dancing show. She started crying on the phone and asked: ‘How did you do it?’ After another week Goldie’s mom called again to say that she was so surprised by the progress Goldie made mentally. She said: ‘I am telling you it is not the same girl!’
Camp Knak told us that the credit must be shared with us as they could not do their work without the help of Jewish Child’s Day.