Clowns Without Borders UK (CWB UK) will be visiting FDMN in Cox’s Bazar January 20- February 2, 2
In BIED’s journey there have been many communications with sweet, talented and confident young people. For instance, there was a very gifted student, who ran into some trouble. The student suffered from exam blackouts, where she would forget all the information she had revised for the exam, during the exam.
The counsellors from Centre from Psychosocial Wellbeing had a conversation with the girl during one of their sessions where she shared the problems she went through. During their conversation the actual cause of the problem was discovered and it turned out that she was going through a traumatic experience.
A few days earlier she had gotten on a bus to the exam venue. She was holding onto a rail when a middle-aged man accidentally, touched the student’s hand. This reminded her of a terrible experience, where her middle-aged uncle had abused her. This triggered her to stress on the way to the exam venue, which led to her temporary memory loss.
The centre held several psychosocial support sessions with this student as well as motivational sessions before exams. The student managed to overcome this issue with assistance and support from the centre. It taught us that we can really make a difference if we try to understand the young person – if we put ourselves in their shoes.