Dear donators, I like to introduce myself to all of you, I’m Josie Talavera, I’m 44 years old living in Morong. I have 3 kids.

It is so nice to work in Bahay Aurora because the people are kind. The management is great and we work as a team.

I learned to have a lot of patience in dealing with the different kinds of behavior of the kids in Bahay Aurora. We do not give medication so we experience quite a bit of acting out behavior since most of our kids have traumatic expierences on early age. Some are ADHD and almost all have brain damage to a certain extend due to malnutrition on early age. The proper approach to deal with every child takes time and is complicated , but the more the children trust you as a worker the easier it becomes to reach them and to deal with them. The first year was really quite difficult. I needed to adjust a lot to adapt to the children and to the way we work, it is truly quite professional even though it seems it is such an easy going job. As time passes by I get used to this work and I truly love it by now.  The work became rewarding in a way I never expected, it is all about love.  As a person I learned a lot in Bahay Aurora, about the children, about procedures, about dealing with problems, all very professional. I’m so proud and happy to be a member of this unbelievable great team, we help and support each other. I earned to teach good conduct and moral values to the kids. Our presentations are really helping the kids a lot. I may be a strict person but teaching kids good conduct they need to adjust, it is normal for kids to resist. I feel the kids all respect me for being strict. I can notice they love me as for who I am, you need to consistent, show example and predictable behavior.  I love the kids also, I treat them almost as my family, guiding and instructing them to improve their behavior. Bahay Aurora is a small institution that’s why we know all the kids so well. They feel safe with us, much better than in a big institution where kids are a number.

I appreciate your ongoing support for Bahay Aurora, I salute you all for that.