Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect

by Lay Witnesses For Christ International -UK Vetted since 2016
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect
Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect

Dear supporters and friends,

It’s been a while since our last report and we would like to give you more updates of what we have been doing with your financial support Helping Children with Special Needs to learn and connect. 

Destiny Children and Family support project continue to offer weekly Tutoring and creative social activities to children with special needs and we are now giving 4 hours of respite services per week as a short break to parents and carers of children with disabilities. These 4 hours of short break give opportunity to parents and carers to have a break from their caring duties to relax while their children are learning and doing creative social activities to boost their social and life skills.  Many parents and carers of children with special needs such as Autism, ADHD and other learning disabilities are isolated with their children from the local community because of the lack of social engagement and affordable activities for their children. Children are more socially affected because of their complex communication needs, and the lack of accessible clubs or activities make them prone to loneliness and isolation. This Project has been helping to solve these issues and as a result of your financial donations, children and young people can access weekly activities and at the same time give a break to their carers.

Every Monday and Wednesday of each week, children aged 5-14 years get support in reading and writing as a form of tutoring, supporting them in their school homework, giving them opportunities to play together and engaging in creative social activities to boost their learning, communication and social skills which are useful in life. Apart from this project, LWFCI-UK offer inclusive sports activities giving accessible opportunities to young people with additional needs to play basketball and football after schools hours and weekend.

Over the last few months, children and young people have been decorating greetings cards and note books, building lego, making Jewelleries of small decorative items, and learning how to make soap using different material, creating and decorating small material and enjoy using their imagination to create useful small material in arts and being part of the project where they socialise and learn together with their peers in a group. See pictures attached.

The children are receiving vital support to boost their learning and social skills through this project and this will give them the opportunity to have brighter futures. It is so wonderful to know that, this year, some of the materials and support costs are been paid from the contributions you made to this project through GlobalGiving supporting Children with Special Needs to Learn and Connect. Our work is only possible through the kind donations and support from our incredible donors like you.

This summer, we took 50 members of Destiny Children and Family Support Group to Lego Land in Windsor as a Family Day Outing Trip by coach where children, young people and their parents spent good quality time, travel together in a group and engage with each other. Families were able to exchange ideas and tips, and comfort each other, while enjoying the outing trip together with their children, which in turn improve the quality of life, reduce stress, and enhance social interaction and communication among attendees. We received 50 free entry Tickets as donations from Merlin Magical Wands for 50 people including children and their family to enter and use the facilities at Legoland Your donations received from GlobalGiving helped us to contribute toward the cost of this trip hiring a 51 seats Coach as transport for the group to travel together from Bromley to Legoland in Windsor. In additional to the trip, we had a Family Fun Day Bouncy castle party with soft play, Group swimming and Picnics day outings this summer for all children and their families to have fun together and socialise with each others. All these activities helped children, young people and their carers to socialise and be part of the community. They felt connected and it helped disadvantaged children and families to get out from their stressful life and reach beyond their circumstances. All this could have not happened without your donations and thank you so much for giving a smile and a best summer holiday to many families

Looking ahead, we planning to hold a big Christmas party on 19th December for 100 people and more this year and we need your donations to give Christmas gifts and foods to children and families in needs. We are asking for your support by donating any financial contribution or in kind donation such as food, soft drinks, sandwiches, snacks, raffles prizes, gifts bags for children and families or any financial support. Anything you can do to help would make a huge difference. Give a gift to a family this Christmas by donating today ! To donate please, Click here to Support Children with Autism to Learn and Connect

Thank you to all our donors who have been supporting us for the last few years. Your donations have really enabled disadvantaged children and families to encourage social integration and reduce isolation and loneliness, bring families together, create stronger and friendlier communities and help children to develop in social skills to excel in their life. 

We still have a long road as the project is not yet fully funded yet but we hope you will continue to support us again and please remember to make your donation share the project page with your network by Click here to Support Children with Autism to Learn and Connect .

We would like to thank again each and every one of you for your support and look forward to keeping you posted on the progress of this project. 

From all of us at Lay Witnesses For Christ International -UK , a very BIG thank you and God bless you.

Family spending good quality time at the Trip
Family spending good quality time at the Trip
Children receiving one to one support in learning
Children receiving one to one support in learning
Learning creative social skills
Learning creative social skills
Our group Picnic of this Summer
Our group Picnic of this Summer
Children having face painting at our bouncy castle
Children having face painting at our bouncy castle
At the Legoland
At the Legoland
Happy Child at the Legoland trip
Happy Child at the Legoland trip
Our one day family Coach Trip
Our one day family Coach Trip
Children making decoration
Children making decoration

Dear supporters and friends, 

It has been a few months since our last report so now we would like to give you more updates on what we have been doing with your financial support in helping children with special needs to learn and connect. 

Destiny Children and Family Support Project continues to offer weekly Tutoring and creative social activities to children with special needs, which also gives a weekly 2 hour respite break to parents and carers of children with disabilities in Bromley. This 2 hour tutorial session not only provides children with the opportunity to learn whilst being taken care of by staff and volunteers, but also provides a short break to parents and carers, enabling them to have a short relaxing break from their caring duties. In addition to this project, LWFCI-UK offer inclusive sports activities giving accessible opportunities to young people with additional needs to play basketball and football after school hours and weekend to improve their wellbeing and social integration.

Every Monday children aged 5-12 years receive 1-1 support in reading and writing as a form of tutoring, as well as support with any school homework they may have. The session provides them with opportunities to play together and to engage in creative social activities, which all boost their learning, communication, and social skills, all of which are attributes needed in life.

Over the last few months, children and young people have been decorating greetings cards and note books, and learning how to make soap using different materials. They have been creating and decorating small objects, and enjoy using their imagination to create useful pieces of arts and crafts. They seem to enjoy being part of this project where they learn as well as socialise with their peers who they have become familiar with.

The children are receiving vital support to boost their learning and social skills through this project which will give them the opportunity to have brighter futures. It is a pleasure to acknowledge that some of the materials and support costs for the project this year are being paid for by the kind contributions that you all have made through GlobalGiving, which is supporting children with Special Needs to learn and connect. Our work is only possible through the kind donations and support from our incredible donors like you.

For the first time, this summer we are planning to bring children and their families to Lego Land in Windsor for a Family outing by coach. Children, young people and their parents can spend good quality time together whilst travelling in a supportive group, where they can share experiences and engage with each other. We will also be holding other events which consist of a family fun day and bouncy castle party with soft play for all children and their families, group swimming, as well as a picnic and other day outings planned. We aim to inspire and motivate disadvantaged children and families to reach beyond the limitations that their circumstances have placed upon them, and to access activities that will help them to enjoy a better quality of life.

Looking ahead, we are excited to be holding a joint fundraising 10 kilometre walk on the 30th June 2018, which will assist in raising funds for 3 projects that support children with disabilities in Bromley. Please do come along to join our charity walk, where you can keep fit whilst walk for a good cause. Please click the link on events bright to register and take part in our charity walk. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/destiny-kids-charity-walk-tickets-47298219247?utm_term=eventurl_text 

Thank you to all of our donors who have been supporting us for the last few years. Your donations have really helped and enabled disadvantaged children and families to continue and excel in their life. 

We still have a long road ahead, as the project is not yet fully funded, but we hope you will continue to support us again. Please remember to share the project page with your network by Clicking here to Support Children with Autism to Learn and Connect .

We would like to thank you again, as each and every one of you have provided vital support, and we look forward to keeping you posted on the ongoing progress of this project. 

From all of us at Lay Witnesses For Christ International -UK , a very BIG thank you!

Kind regards 

Ms Jennifer Mapakou
Operations Manager & UK Director
Lay Witnesses for Christ International -UK 
Tel: 020 3583 3005, Mob: 0795 074 6544
Email: jenny@lwfci.org.uk , Website: www.lwfci.org.uk
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Lay Witnesses for Christ International UK (LWFCI-UK ) is a registered charity No. 1148887 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales with Company No. 7866775. 
Teaching Children
Teaching Children
Teaching numbers
Teaching numbers
Storytelling to boost speech development
Storytelling to boost speech development
Note book decorated by the children
Note book decorated by the children
Making soap with one to one support
Making soap with one to one support
Final product made by children
Final product made by children
Arts workshop
Arts workshop
Learning words while playing with puzzles
Learning words while playing with puzzles
During creative social activities
During creative social activities
Storytelling to boost speech development
Storytelling to boost speech development
A note book decorated by the children
A note book decorated by the children
Main photo of the group
Main photo of the group
Our Family fun day
Our Family fun day
Social time playing with building blocks
Social time playing with building blocks

Dear supporters and friends,

We would like to share with you what we did with your financial support Helping Children with Special Need to learn and connect.

Over the last few months, Destiny Children and Family Support Group celebrated Christmas together with all the children, young people and their Families, sharing food, giving opportunity to families and children celebrating Christmas together and connect with other people from the community. We were able to invite Santa to speak to the children and gave Christmas Gift to 30 children and young people. It was lovely to see our children and families spending good quality time, celebrating with other families in a secure environment, playing, laughing and connecting with others. We had about 70 people including children, young people, parents and carers where each child received a small gift from Santa including educational book, sharing foods, giving prizes and played together with special entertainment which was a special day for everyone. 

Part of the money raised on this fundraising were use to pay for a Family DAY OUTING Trip to visit Horniman Museum during Half term on 15th February 2018. We took 25 children and their carers for an education day trip to Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forrest Hill, London, giving opportunity to Children with Special Needs and their families to explore the Aquarium, Natural History Gallery, Family Arts fun with colourful carnival, seeing animal, and having outdoors walk in beautiful gardens. We are attaching few pictures and see testimonies quotes below for your viewing to tell you more about the project and we hope to do more family outing and education activities in the years ahead.

See Testimonies quotes from participants 

"The communication and ideas shared brought to understand how is important for our children to be connected, reassured and developed social skills which are core in developing self esteem and confidence"- Parent member .

" Exchange of parent experience with other family as to what we encounter in everyday challenges as parents and how we utilize our instinct to resolve those issues. Inclusion and acceptance is what my child gain from the group" - Participant  carer

"It's very educational, and feel connected and take part in activities, it will help improve social skills and learning development "- on behalf of the young participant

The project is not yet fully funded but we hope you will continue to support us again and please remember to share the project page with your network by Click here to Support Children with Autism to Learn and Connect .

We would like to thank again each and every one of you for your support. We still have a long road to fully fund this project but we are grateful for all your help.

We look forward to keeping you posted on the progress of this project. 

From all of us at Lay Witnesses For Christ International -UK , a very BIG thank you

 

Jennifer Mapakou
Operations Manager & UK Director
Lay Witnesses for Christ International -UK 
Tel: 020 3583 3005
Email: jenny@lwfci.org.uk , Website: www.lwfci.org.uk
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To donate, please click below to support our Charity

 

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Lay Witnesses For Christ International -UK

Location: Bromley - United Kingdom
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Jennifer Mapakou
Bromley, United Kingdom
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