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Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids

by Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
The best ukulele player.
The best ukulele player.

Bing Hong, with multiple disabilities and below average intelligence, is 6 years old now and joined our class in March, 2015.

I still remember the first time I met Bing Hong. He was an overly emotional child and unable to accept our instructions at all. I understood that he was not familiar with us in the new environment, and unable to participate in the learning activities. I was so surprised to see his progress after two months in the music therapy class and found that he was motivated to learn aggressively through music. I am glad to see his change and he is able to interact with classmates and plays the musical instruments well after one year. Will you believe it? Bing Hong can greet us with a loud, “Good morning” in the class. : )

- Message from Bing’s class teacher, Wen-Yu Liao

 

A new beginning!

I am grateful to inform you that our first GlobalGiving project, Give Music Magician for Children with Developmental Delay, was fully funded by the end of June, 2016. I would like to sincerely thank all of you for your generous donation to our project. It’s been a year since we joined GlobalGiving. It’s also the first time we achieved our goal and we were excited to tell our children how people love and support them through GlobalGiving. Thank you for your encouragement! 

The end is never the end. We expect to provide the assistances to early intervention children as long as they need our help. We’ve requested additional funds to continue our services, and it’s a new beginning to our project after we received the approval of our new goal.

Our project is really amazing, and we do give music magician for early intervention children. I believe we can do better than last year. By moving forward, your further participation is the key of children's hope.Thank you for your generous donations to early intervention children in Taichung. Please spread the word about our project and encourage more people to take actions to participate in the cause as you do.

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

My show time!
My show time!
Played maraca with friends.
Played maraca with friends.
Had fun in the class.
Had fun in the class.
Interacted in the class.
Interacted in the class.
Played a drum.
Played a drum.

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Making Sounds
Making Sounds

Kevin, with speech, language and hearing disorders, is 4 years old now and joined our class in March, 2014.

“My child has troubles understanding oral instructions and expressing himself verbally. I found his progress from TFCF’s report and he has improved his interpersonal skills and concentration span a bit. Kevin could communicate with me by longer sentences and sing songs to his younger sister after he learned at the class. Even he is still limited to lots of things, I know that he has improved his stability of disorders through the music therapy class.”

- Message from Kevin’s mother

 

I am grateful to inform you that our first GlobalGiving project, Give Music Magician for Children with Developmental Delay, has raised more than USD9000 and we are almost there to reach our goal with remaining USD749. I know we cannot do it without your support. Children with Developmental Delay do not follow the typical patterns of child development and they may suddenly reject people, act strangely, and lose language and social skills they had already acquired. Parents and caregivers play a very important key role in supporting them to progress. However, most of them have no ideas how to do and child's developmental delays can heighten family stress seriously. We were told that our children and families have been benefited from this project and they found their smiles again through the music therapy class.

Thank you for your generous donations which warm up all children and families in Taichung. We need more help to spread the word about our projects and encourage more people to take actions to participate in the cause as you do. With more donations, we will earn more smiles from children and families.

 

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Kevin with mother behind
Kevin with mother behind
Friendship
Friendship
Music & plastic optical fiber strip
Music & plastic optical fiber strip
Structured teaching & self-management
Structured teaching & self-management
Music & parachute games
Music & parachute games
Lighted wall program
Lighted wall program

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Hitting the target
Hitting the target

Tina, mild mental retardation, is 4 years old now and joined our class in May, 2014.

“We are so happy to attend the music therapy class. All teachers are great with patience and kids learned a lot from them. I have also learned songs and could interact with my little Tina by singing and dancing at home. Our favorite song is “Say Hello”, and Tina may clap her hands and step exercises. I saw her progress in talking and color matching, and it is incredible progress which I’ve ever seen. We are thankful for attending this wonderful course in TFCF Taichung City Child Development Center.”

- Message from Tina’s grandma

 

Happy New Year 2016! 

Thank you for yoursupport and assistance. 72 developmental delay children have been benefited from this project and all of them have completed one course with 16 lessons since July 2015. We have received many positive feedback from kids and families. Most of them have started the new course and we are expecting to see more positive changes from kids afterwards.

Multi-sensory equipment is designed to create a stimulating and yet calming atmosphere. They can be set up for special children and installed for therapy and education. We are going to build a lighted wall panel with customized features for our children. All sensory experience is the fundamental basic of cognitive and motor development, however, special children who have sensory processing issues cannot interpret sensory input from the environment easily. Our lighted wall may improve the concentration and reaction of children, furthermore, children may increase their exploration of the outside world by using auditory and visual stimulation to improve cognitive abilities.

The Lunar New Year is coming soon, we would like to let you know that your donation is going to play a vital role in allowing us to do good things for needy children in Taichung. Our organization wouldn’t be able to continue this valuable mission without generous people like you.

Wish you and your family a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happy Lunar New Year ahead! Happy New Year 2016!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Lighted wall panel
Lighted wall panel
Sensory stimulation through music & stability ball
Sensory stimulation through music & stability ball
Improve concentration by playing percussion
Improve concentration by playing percussion
Attract children through percussion sounds
Attract children through percussion sounds
Attract children & improve verbal communication
Attract children & improve verbal communication
Accompanied by parents in the music therapy class
Accompanied by parents in the music therapy class

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Enjoy dancing in the class
Enjoy dancing in the class

Tina, mild mental retardation, 4 years old now and joined our classin May, 2014.

She was a shy and quiet child when I saw her in the music therapy class at the first time. We use music as therapy to help children, including interactive musical activities to improve social and communication skills. 

At the beginning, Tina didn’t respond to the instructors and might demonstrate anxious, resistant, or avoidance behaviors. We were getting to build up a better relationship with Tina, and expected to know more about her.

Today, Tina is able to actively participate in the class, and become involved in music. Through group musical activities, she could dance with joy and move her body while playing music.

So much progress and changes, we were surprised by joy.

We believe that we are going to witness signification changes in Tina’s life.

- Message from a TFCF social worker

 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

It’s a season of Thanksgiving! We would like to thank all donations you provided us, and let you know that your donation is going to play a vital role in allowing us to do good things for needy children in Taichung. Our organization wouldn’t be able to continue this valuable mission without generous people like you.

We would like to share Tina’s story with you this time and it's a great gratification to us by seeing her progress today. I believe that children’s good progress is the best return to your act of giving. Please take a closer look at Tina’s three stages within 15 months that we’ve recorded and it’s the thanksgiving gift which we would like to deliver to you.

Please help us spread the word about our project and help more people take actions to participate in the cause as you do. With more donations, we will be able to assist more physically handicapped children and provide music therapy for them. They will have a chance like Tina to improve social and communication skills as well. We will move forward with your support always.

Hoping your Thanksgiving is filled with blessings and joy. Thank you and wish you all the best.

 

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Early stage
Early stage
Early stage
Early stage
Early stage
Early stage
Middle stage
Middle stage
Current stage
Current stage
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Look at my smile!
Look at my smile!

“Sherry, our little and beautiful girl with cerebral palsy from birth and unable to speak in simple or express her needs. Now she is six years old, and I am so happy to see her changes and hear her voice. She would smile when she hears the familiar melody at the music therapy course in TFCF - Taichung City Child Development Center. Sherry just joined this course for one year only, and it does give us hope! Please do support TFCF and help more kids like Sherry who is waiting for changes in her/his life.”    

- Message from Sherry’s mother

 

Our heartfelt appreciation for your supports! 

Sherry’s story did encourage us to invest more and propose this project to you. This year, Taichung City Child Development Center just celebrated our 15th anniversary. We invited some of our assisted elder children who no longer need to receive our services, and parents to have a performance. Through the feedback from the parents, we are sure that all the hard work has been worth it.

With your donation, we’ve passed 2015 June Open Challenge, and we are able to invite more people to help children through GlobalGiving. It is a very significant step in Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF) and we truly appreciate your help and make miracles happen!

Mark the Bonus Day date on your calendar!!

Wrapping up an exciting year of matching campaign, we heard that GlobalGiving will be hosting the final Bonus Day on September 16th. We sincerely invite you to support Taiwan Fund for Children and Families continually and encourage you to get donations in early, because matching funds will likely run out before the end of the day.

Starting at 9am EDT on September 16th, GlobalGiving is matching donations on our project! Any online donation up to $1,000 made on that day will go even further to help fund our project. You can donate any time between 9am EDT and midnight to have your donation partially matched by GlobalGiving – guaranteed! Just click here (Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids) and support our work on September 16th.

Please help us spread the word about our project and help more people take action to participate the cause as you do. On behalf of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, I can’t thank you all enough for the way you’ve made what we are with your supports. Thank you and wish you all the best.

With gratitude,
Wen Hung

Enjoy Maraca Rattles Shaker Percussion
Enjoy Maraca Rattles Shaker Percussion
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Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

Location: Taichung - Taiwan
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Project Leader:
Wen Hung
Taichung, Taiwan
$25,047 raised of $30,000 goal
 
377 donations
$4,953 to go
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