Nikita when he was a member of our Club
Our Club for children with impaired hearing and their parents has just celebrated its tenth birthday. For ten years we have been offering families help, support and friendship from the moment they discover their child's disability. For ten years we have been working to make sure that deaf toddlers don't miss out on learning to communicate.
At our party we were delighted to see children, who have already grown up and go to school, chat away, and use speech to communicate. Christina and Borya use speech and sign language. They go to school, as do Nikita and Yulia. Maxim, Makar and Seraphima all go to kindergarten. In the photos you can see how Nikita has grown up since he was a member of our Club. We also invited a group of folk musicians, he kept us all entertained.
We heard many kind words from the parents at the party. They spoke about how important it was for them to come to the Club, to be able to meet other parents in the same situation as well as specialists, and to be able to share experiences, receive support and become more confident in raising their child.
Thank you all for your support. Here's to the next ten years!
P.S. Would you like to help us prepare for the next Global Giving bonus day on May 7th? If you have 20 minutes to spare and would like to get more involved, please e-mail Sarah Gale on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nikita at our tenth birthday party