SEMINAR HELPS REFUGEES WITH COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Professionals, forced to leave the Middle East, improve skills in their new country.
In honor of World Civil Defence Day, the Churches of Scientology of Europe in Brussels, Belgium welcomed refugees from Iraq and Syria for a Volunteer Minister seminar. The subject was communication.
Attendees represented a variety of socio-economic levels from engineers and media directors to carpenters and opticians. Each had been a professional in his former hometown and now found himself having to start over again, building a communication network in a totally new environment.
The seminar opened with a video presentation from the Volunteer Minister Tools for Life DVD, followed by a Power-Point on the Scientology communication formula and simple procedures anyone can follow to achieve interpersonal success.
With the help of an Arabic translator, seminar attendees next did communication drills from the handbook for Volunteer Ministers. During this exercise, refugees began to relax and laugh for what appeared to be the first time since they left their home countries.
Afterwards, attendees shared what they gained from this. All agreed the tools were highly beneficial, requesting a second session to master the remainder of the communication drills.
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