Honorable President of Asian Federation of “Therapeutic Community” (AFTC) and “Philippines Federation of Therapeutic Community” and Founder of Seagulls Flight in
Mr Ed Castillo visited SHAFA during his trip to New Delhi
The Residents had arranged for a heart warming welcome. He was welcomed at the entrance with the traditional “Tilak” ceremony and later he was guided inside the facility with residents showering flower petals on him.
Mr Ravinder Chowdhury, Peer Support Counselor presented a power point presentation about the essence of the “GURU SHISHYA PARAMPARA – AN INDIAN ADAPTATION OF THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY IN MODERN INDIA”. Later the residents had arranged an interesting cultural activity which they called "Music Of Innocence". Their interesting idea was to create a symphony of different sounds made by a human being right from the birth till he grows older, without using any musical instruments. Every one was mesmerized by the effort of their presentation,
Finally the event culminated in an interaction in between the residents and the guest. He shared with them his 39 years of recovery and his experiences thereof. This was the highlight of the total event. Residents were excited and wanted to know so much more about him. But as all good things have to come to an end, this event was over and every one present promised to make it a new beginning.