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Creating Sinag Within | The Model Evacuation Center

INSTEAD of earthshaking bombs and gunfire, Creating Sinag Within’s second mission is met by long lines of military trucks driving out of Marawi City.

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Creating Sinag Within | We Are Air, Earth, Water and Fire

WHY is it some are calm and speak carefully while others can’t stay still and speak without thinking? Why is it some can be so emotional while others have a hard time connecting emotionally with others?

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Creating Sinag Within | Warmth Heals Wounds And Resolves Trauma (Part 2 of 2)

A CHILD, with her head on Creating Sinag Within volunteer Kate’s lap, is sleeping soundly. The child’s parents are nowhere to be found. A neighbor shares that the child’s mother hits the child each day so much so that one

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Interrupted lives, broken dreams

How can a survivor ever forget this nightmare? The wounds are many and deep. So the screams, they will not let up. Night after night.

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Interrupted Lives, Broken Dreams

SAGUIARAN, Lanao del Sur – Rest is hard to come by in the evacuation center. Evacuees scream in their sleep throughout the night. Men, women and children relive in their dreams the horror they faced during the height of the

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Creating Sinag Within | Willing the possible (Part 1 of 2)

KIDAPAWAN to Lanao. It is still dark outside the community health center. Two shiny vans are parked nearby, their drivers chatting to kill time. Inside the vans are bags, herbal medicines, hand towels and cloths, thermoses, a stove, and donated

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