Help Children with Special Needs Learn and Connect

by Lay Witnesses For Christ International -UK
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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
Our volunteer packing Christmas gifts for families
Our volunteer packing Christmas gifts for families

Dear friends and supporters,

We are writing to give you more updates of what we have been doing with your financial support over the last 3 months, in helping children with special needs to learn and connect .We would like to thank you first and take this opportunity to give you  updates of our charitable work, in helping children with special needs to learn and connect. Thank you all for your financial support and prayers during this difficult time of Covid-19. It has been a very challenging time for many organisations but with your financial contributions and prayers, we continue to support our members as much as we can.

Destiny Children and Family support project continues to offer Virtual weekly tutoring and creative social activities to children with special needs and monthly family support forums for parent and carers. The adults session is a peer support forum for adults carers (parents and carers and siblings of children with special needs and disabilities ) which continues to run once a month on the 1st Monday of each month from 11am -1pm . Our adult carers have been affected by the pandemic, feel anxious and unsupported due to the lockdown. The forum is helping to combat isolation, empower families with information and knowledge and bring people together using zoom platform and what's app group. The forum is led by parents and is giving the platform to all carers including young carers to share their ideas, tips, experiences and discuss common issues as carers. We invite professional guest speakers every month to share valuable information on how to deal with challenging issues and empower parents and carers to strives in life

As you all know, COVID-19 still around and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our members, the project has been adapted virtually online on zoom instead of face to face group meeting. 

This winter, we have had 3 monthly parents /carer support forums , 12 weekly Tutorial classes and creative virtual social activities for children and young people on Zoom as of today.

Each month, we had different professional guest speakers at each forum with different topic to discuss and share relevant information to empower our families on Health, education and wellbeing. Our recent topic was "Coping with Isolation and Health Issue related to Covid-19". It was an engaging forum were our members was asking questions and shared ideas to support each others during the session. The forums we had so far are empowering parents carers with knowledge and is building strong connection where parents are connecting with each other's and support one another.   

Our Tutorial classes and creative virtual social activities has been running every week on Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm since October. We have been running it in 2 separate age group of 5-11 years from 5-6pm and 11 -16 years from 6-7pm however we find the majority of young carers prefer to stay for the whole 2 hours session. The session is mixture of sensory fun activities , creative arts and crafts, social stories, reading and creative, fun activities, cooking and educational games. In December we had lots of creative Christmas Theme Decorations and our young carers were so involves and happy to showcase their arts work at the end of each session feeling proud for their creative work. Families are so happy that this project is providing creative activities to engage their children and they are so happy that we are delivering free material for the session for free of charge. The project is helping young carers to connect and engage with others and at the same time boosting their skills and confidence. Children are looking forward to each week and also making friends as they take time to interact with each others during the session

As a charitable organisation, we will continue to support our members by sharing valuable information for health and well-being via our Destiny children and Family Support group on WhatsApp and Zoom Club . We also continue with the provision of food donation via fare share food distribution to our members once a week by delivering free parcel food to our members' home as needed.

Looking ahead we will continue to support our member remotely via WhatsApp group , Zoom Virtual Club and telephone support as well as providing free food distribution to our members as we can to support them during Covid-19. 

We will continue with our weekly Virtual tutorial classes and creative social activities for young carers and SEN children, Virtual monthly Peer Support forums for adult carers, Telephone support line and some occasional family outings. Children and young people will continue to engaged in arts, crafts and educational games, reading story books, maths and creative social activities where children and young people are supported to engage in learning and create useful small objects in arts, and use their imagination to be creative on zoom. They will be able to socialise and form friendships virtually on zoom. See our website for more information www.lwfci.org.uk

The children will continue to receive vital support to boost their learning virtually and social skills through this project and this will assist them in experiencing a brighter future.  It is so wonderful to know that, some of the materials and support costs were been paid for from the contributions that you have all made to this project. Our work is only possible through the kind donations and support from our incredible donors like you.

We are hoping to restart the provision of our face to face social activities , educational trips and outings at the beginning April 2021 but will depend on the Government guidlines on Covid-19 and on your valuable contributions, as the project is not yet fully funded.

Our work rely on grant funding, your donations and crowd fundraising from GlobalGiving and we do hope that you will continue to support us again. Please continue to support us as we need your help than ever. Please donate and  share our project page with your network by Click here to Support Children with Autism to Learn and Connect .

Your donations are the key in conducting such educational activities and offering support to our children and families. 

If you have any questions or would like to engage with this project in some way, please feel free to email us at info@lwfci.org.uk and we will get in touch with you.

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

Cooking
Cooking
Material for zoom club that we give to families
Material for zoom club that we give to families
Arts work we made on zoom
Arts work we made on zoom
Cookies made our young carer during zoom session
Cookies made our young carer during zoom session
Gingerbread
Gingerbread

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Boat rides family day outing
Boat rides family day outing

Dear friends and supporters,

Firstly we would like to thank you all for your financial support and prayers during this difficult time of Covid-19. It has been a very challenging time for many organisations but with your financial contributions and prayers, we continue to support our members as much as we can. We would like to say thank you and take this opportunity to give you updates of what we have been doing with your financial support over the last 3 months, in helping children with special needs to learn and connect. 

This summer, Destiny Children and Family support project were able to organise 3 social distancing outdoor activities for children with special needs and their families. We took 60 people to Thorpe Park Resorts on 14th of August 2020. Children, young people, including their parents and carers were able to travel together in 2 separate coach and had a lovely day trip with social distancing, full of laughter and good memories. We provided transport and entry tickets to all of them with funding help from our local council which enabled many families of children with disabilities to have a short break and spend a quality time away from home. It was a fantastic day out trip well needed for our children and families after being in long 4 months of lockdown.

We took another step by organising a family day out picnic on 22nd August to Crystal palace park in London, taking 30 people including SEN children, young people and their families to visit the park with social distancing and give them opportunity to spend quality time together and enjoy boat rides, picnic, walk and learn history of Dinosaurs with our amazing children, young people, families and staffs who came to support our children to enjoy the day. We paid for the boats rides and provided staff and volunteers who came to support the children giving parents and carers a short break and opportunity to socialise with others. We also hosted an inclusive multi sports fun day event for our children and young people on the 5th September at Goddington park in Orpington which was a fantastic sport day for everyone who attended. It was lovely to see our children and young people engaging in sports, playing and having social interaction with others .All this was because of your amazing financial support and funding from our local council.

As you all know, COVID-19 still around and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our members, the project has now been adapted virtually online since this project was about social activities we have decided to deliver this on zoom instead of face to face group meeting. 

As a charitable organisation, we will continue to support our members by sharing valuable information for health and well-being via our Destiny children and Family Support group on WhatsApp and Zoom Club . We also continue with the provision of food donation via fare share food distribution to our members once a week by delivering free parcel food to our members' home as needed.

Looking ahead we will continue to support our member remotely via WhatsApp group , Zoom Virtual Club and telephone support as well as providing free food distribution to our members as we can to support them during Covid-19. 

We will be running weekly Virtual tutorial classes and creative social activities for young carers and SEN children, Virtual monthly Peer Support forums for adult carers , a New Telephone support line and some occasional family outings. Children Club will be every week on Wednesday 5pm-7pm and Monthly Peer Support Forum will be running on the 1st Monday of each month from 11am to 1pm.

Children and young people will continue to engaged in arts, crafts and educational games, reading story books, maths and creative social activities where children and young people are supported to engage in learning and create useful small objects in arts, and use their imagination to be creative on zoom. They will be able to socialise and form friendships virtually on zoom. See our website for more information www.lwfci.org.uk

The children will continue to receive vital support to boost their learning virtually and social skills through this project and this will assist them in experiencing a brighter future.  It is so wonderful to know that, some of the materials and support costs were been paid for from the contributions that you have all made to this project. Our work is only possible through the kind donations and support from our incredible donors like you.

We are hoping to restart the provision of our face to face social activities , educational trips and outings at the beginning of year 2021 but will depend on the Government guidlines on Covid-19 and on your valuable contributions, as the project is not yet fully funded.

Our work rely on grant funding, your donations and crowd fundraising from GlobalGiving and we do hope that you will continue to support us again. Please continue to support us as we need your help than ever. Please donate and  share our project page with your network by Click here to Support Children with Autism to Learn and Connect .


If you have any questions or would like to engage in our charitable work , please feel free to email us at info@lwfci.org.uk and we will get in touch with you. For more info visit our website www.lwfci.org.uk 

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

Coach trip to Thorpe Park Resort
Coach trip to Thorpe Park Resort
On the coach travelling with Destiny Children
On the coach travelling with Destiny Children
Boarding off the coach to the resort park
Boarding off the coach to the resort park
Fun day event on 05th September
Fun day event on 05th September
Multi sports event
Multi sports event
Trip to Crystal palace park
Trip to Crystal palace park
Train rides at Thorpe Park
Train rides at Thorpe Park

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Children making Valentine card
Children making Valentine card

Dear supporters and friends,

We would like to give you updates of what we have been doing with your financial support over the last 3 months, in helping children with special needs to learn and connect. 

Destiny Children and Family support project offer weekly tutoring and creative social activities to children with special needs, giving parents and carers 4 hours of respite services per week as a short break. However due to COVID-19 the project has been put on hold since it was about social activities we have put this project on hold until furner goverment guidlines. The project was running every Monday at Bromley URC, from 5-7pm and Wednesday’s at the Mounthfield Community Centre, Orpington from 5-7pm. These 4 hours of short break’s enable parents and carers to relax while their children are learning and doing creative activities to boost their social and life skills. 


Over the winter season until 20th March, children and young people have been engaged in arts, crafts and educational games, reading story books, maths and creative social activities where children and young people are supported to engage in learning and create useful small objects in arts,and use their imagination to be creative. In the group they are able to socialise and form friendships .

The children were receiving vital support to boost their learning and social skills through this project and this will assist them in experiencing a brighter future.  It is so wonderful to know that, some of the materials and support costs were been paid for from the contributions that you have all made to this project. Our work is only possible through the kind donations and support from our incredible donors like you.

As you all know, COVID-19 still arround and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our members, we have decided to put on hold all our sports activities including our special needs clubs and support our members remotely. As a charitable organisation, we will continue to support our members by sharing valuable SEN information and fitness exerice for well-being via our Destiny children and Family Support group on WhatsApp and Zoom video. We are aslo providing free donation via fareshare food distribution to our members once a week every by deliving free parcel food to their home as needed.

Looking ahead we will continue to support our member remotely via WhatsApp group , Zoom video for fitness exerice and telephone calls as well as providing free food distribution to our members as we can to support them during Covid-19.

We are hoping to restart the provision of our social activities , educational trips and outings at the end of the year 2020 but will depend on the Government guidlines on Covid-19 and on your valuable contributions, as the project is not yet fully funded. We do hope that you will continue to support us again. Please to support us as we need you help than ever to make your donationand  share the project page with your network by Click here to Support Children with Autism to Learn and Connect .


If you have any questions or would like to engage in our charitable work , please feel free to email us at info@lwfci.org.uk and we will get in touch with you. For more info visit our website www.lwfci.org.uk 

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

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Children doing arts and crafts
Children doing arts and crafts

Dear supporters and friends,

We would like to give you more updates of what we have been doing with your financial support over the last 3 months, 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, giving parents and carers 4 hours of respite services per week as a short break. The project runs every Monday at Bromley URC, from 5-7pm and Wednesday’s at the Mounthfield Community Centre, Orpington from 5-7pm. These 4 hours of short break’senable parents and carers to relax while their children are learning and doing creative 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 feel isolated with their children because of the lack of social engagement as well as affordable activities for their children. Children in particular are affected because of their complex communication needs which has an impact on their sociability, and the lack of accessible  activities make them prone to loneliness and isolation. This Project has been helping to solve these issues, and we hope to continue to support many children and young people as we can to access activities, and give a break to their carers.

Every Monday and Wednesday, children aged 5-14 years receive support in reading and writing through our tutoring group. We supporthem in doing their school homework, and givthem the opportunity to play and engage in creative social activities which improves their skills and overall well being.

Over the last 3 months, children and young people have been engaged in arts, crafts and educational games. We continue to provide tutoring in English, maths and creative social activities where children and young people are supported to engage in arts and crafts, create useful small objects in arts,and use their imagination to be creative. In the group they are able to socialise and form friendships  Please see few pictures attached.

The children are receiving vital support to boost their learning and social skills through this project and this will assist them in experiencing a brighter future.  It is so wonderful to know that, some of the materials and support costs are been paid for from the contributions that you have all made to this project. Our work is only possible through the kind donations and support from our incredible donors like you.

All of this would not been possible without your donations.We thank you so much for your giving, which brought a smile to many families, making it a very memorable quality time.

Looking ahead we will continue to run our weekly tutoring and creative social activities. This Christmas we will be hosting a Christams party for all our children, young people and their families to come together and celebrate the joy of christmas as a community and have fun.  

We are hoping to provide more educational trips and outings in year 2020 but will depend on your valuable contributions, as the project is not yet fully funded. We do hope that you will continue to support us again. 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 .

Your donations are the key in conducting such educational activities and offering support to our children and families. If you have any questions or would like to engage with this project in some way, please feel free to email us at info@lwfci.org.uk and we will get in touch with you. For more info visit our website www.lwfci.org.uk 

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

Cutting shapes to develop fine motor skills
Cutting shapes to develop fine motor skills
Tutoring on one to one support
Tutoring on one to one support
Painting time as part of arts
Painting time as part of arts
Lego time for concentration and fine motor skills
Lego time for concentration and fine motor skills
Parent sharing information at our parent forum
Parent sharing information at our parent forum

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Dear supporters and sponsors,

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

Destiny Children and Family support project continues to offer weekly tutoring and creative social activities to children with special needs, giving parents and carers 4 hours of respite services per week as a short break. The project runs every Monday at Bromley URC, from 5-7pm and Wednesday’s at the Mounthfield Community Centre, Orpington from 5-7pm. These 4 hours of short break's enable parents and carers to relax while their children are learning and doing creative 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 feel isolated with their children because of the lack of social engagement as well as affordable activities for their children. Children in particular are affected because of their complex communication needs which has an impact on their sociability, and the lack of accessible  activities make them prone to loneliness and isolation. This Project has been helping to solve these issues, and we hope to continue to support many children and young people as we can to access activities, and give a break to their carers.

Every Monday and Wednesday, children aged 5-14 years receive support in reading and writing through our tutoring group. We support them in doing their school homework, and give them the opportunity to play and engage in creative social activities which improves their skills and overall well being. We continue to provide tutoring in English, 

 

We had a lovely day coach trip to Margate beach in August, spending quality time with our Destiny children and Family Support group. We travelled together as a group of 51 people including children and their families by coach to Margate Beach, England, the kids had opportunity to play and have fun rides at Dreamland Margate which was full of fun.

 This summer ,we also have Family Picnic and bouncy castle party with soft play for all children and their families. 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.

All of this would not been possible without your donations. Thank you so much for your giving, which brought a smile to many families, making it a very memorable quality time.

Looking ahead we will continue to run our weekly tutoring and creative social activities. We are hoping to provide more educational trips and outings for this autumn. We do hope that you will continue to support us again. 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 look forward to keeping you posted on the progress of this project. 

If you have any questions or would like to engage with this project in some way, please feel free to email us at info@lwfci.org.uk and we will get in touch with you.

Please see the pictures attached.

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Location: Bromley - United Kingdom
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