Children playing at our Christmas party
Dear supporters and sponsors,
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, giving 4 hours of respite services per week as a short break to parents and carers of children with disabilities. The project is growing and continue to run every Wednesday at the Mounthfield Community Centre, Orpington and every Monday at Bromley URC from 5-7pm. 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 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 activities make them prone to loneliness and isolation. This Project has been helping to solve these issues and we hope to support many children and young people as we can to access activities and 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.
Over the last 3 months, children and young people have been engaged in arts, crafts and educational games. In December 2018, children decorated beautiful handmade Christmas cards to their families, practising Christmas songs and enjoy using their imagination to create useful small material in arts and being part of the group where they socialise and learn together with their peers. See pictures and our latest news letter 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.
We organised and went on an educational coach day trip to West Midlands Safari Park during the October half term holiday which was part funded by Daytrippers foundation. Children and families were fascinated by the range of exotic animals that they encountered along the way of the Safari drive, and enjoyed the informative talk by the ranger on board. 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. It was nice to see children and families spending good quality time together and have fun regardless of daily challenges. We ended the year 2018 by hosting our annual Christmas party for recipients of our project, for children and families to enjoy. The children sang christmas songs, were entertained by an entertainer and every child and young people received a present from Santa. 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 will continue to run our weekly tutoring and creative social activities. We are hoping to provide more educational trips and outings this year but all depend on your valuable contribution as the project is not yet fully funded yet but we hope 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. We thank you from the bottom of our heart for your valuable donations which has enabled us to do so. 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 look forward for your continued support and engagement with our project.
If you have any questions or would like to engage with this project in some way, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch with you.
From all of us at Lay Witnesses For Christ International -UK , a very BIG thank you
Operations Manager & UK Director
Cutting a cake for Christmas party
At the Safari Trip
More fun for children
Our end of the year Christmas party
Every child has a special talent
Every child received a gift from Santa
At the Safari Trip in West midland
Our family coach trip to the Safari park