School for 30 Disabled Kids Affected by Haiyan

Dec 30, 2013

Resolve to make 2014 a year of giving

Your gift will get Vince back to school
Your gift will get Vince back to school

We hope you had a Merry Christmas and thanks so much to everyone who has set up recurring donations following our email on the 20th!

It’s been a tough Christmas for many in Tacloban, but thanks to you we’re well on our way to restarting the services that children like Shane so desperately need.

Your support means that Shane’s family – and survivors like them - know that the world hasn’t forgotten them. In other words, this Christmas, you gave them the gift of hope.

Recovery at the Aram learning studio is just beginning. We need to rewire the building, replace countless lost supplies, and buy new doors and windows to replace what the storm destroyed before the school can re-open.

This New Year, we hope you’ll resolve to help us reopen the Aram Learning Studio by setting up a recurring donation. Your monthly gift will help us give children with developmental Disabilities like Shane the help they need. When you set up your recurring donation before the ball drops, GlobalGiving will match your gift.

Set up your monthly donation here 

If you’re not ready to commit to a monthly donation, your one-off donation, whatever its size, will be gratefully received.

Thanks so much, and we wish you a very Happy New Year!


Dec 20, 2013

Help Shane have a Merry Christmas

Shane needs your help to get the therapy he needs
Shane needs your help to get the therapy he needs

Five year old Shane lives in Tacloban. While the storm’s aftermath has been hard on all of Tacloban’s residents, it’s been particularly hard on Shane and his family because Shane is autistic.

When he was younger, Shane had trouble controlling his aggressive behaviour. It was difficult for his family to cope, but over the last three years the family has learned how to help Shane control his behaviours thanks to the Aram Learning Studio.

With the school's help, Shane was a happy, thriving boy until Haiyan hit. But today, Shane isn't getting the therapy he needs because the school was damaged by Typhoon Haiyan and now it's closed.

With the local government paralysed and all other centres for children with special needs destroyed, Shane and kids like him have been left on their own.

Reopening the school and restarting services for these vulnerable kids is a top priority. With your support, that’s exactly what we intend to do.

You’ve already given generously to help kids like Shane, and we can’t thank you enough. We hope that you’ll commit to making 2014 a year of generosity and set up a recurring donation. If you create your monthly gift between now and the New Year, GlobalGiving will even match your first month’s gift.

Set up your monthly donation here 

Of course, we understand if you’re not able to set up a recurring donation. We hope that you’ll share this project with your friends and family and let others know how easy it is to help Shane.

Thanks so much for all you’ve given, and we wish you a very Merry Christmas! 

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Project Leader

Emma Taylor

Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of School for 30 Disabled Kids Affected by Haiyan