Moments...... Opportunities..... Skills.....
Lockdown Saved Lives. But Lockdown also hurt kids. Badly.
Children were unable to access Breakfast Clubs, Free School Lunches and after school activities. Children were worried as the world as they knew it changed beyond recognition. They mirrored the feelings of anxiety displayed by the adults and many feared that they were going to die.
Feedback from our children reveals that 50% of children in our network were very hungry more than 3 times a week during lock-down period.
77 % of children reported mental health concerns with 20% entertaining self harming thoughts.
100% of children reported loneliness and boredom.
70% of children spent more than 6 hrs daily on screen.
While medical urgency is under control now; the psycho-social and financial hits are here to stay and we expect complex recovery
We are now running an urgent campaign - in kind partnership with the Childhood Trust - to raise funds for our DMC - Drama Makes Me Calmer Project. We will use the power of Drama to help children heal from the trauma and distress during the Coronavirus Crisis.
nd your donations will be doubled this week.
Covid 19 Support Services
The Corona Emergency Relief Campaign is bringing them all assistance through:
Meals and essentials aid, special dietary meals for 16 diabetic/allergic children
Phone tutoring and mentoring to support with home schooling and support families in distress on emotional level. Phone tutoring will ensure that young people who are not able to learn independently do not fall behind academically. It is imperative for young people's academic progress not to stagnate to ensure that poverty cycle is not encouraged and young people have best chances to succeed.Distribution of toys, arts n crafts to provide constructive entertainment for children living in small cramped flats.
Job-Networking project to help people shift their jobs so that they can work from home and supporting interested procure new home based jobs through connecting with employers.
Case management for families with multiple needs to support them through our services and connecting them to others
Please call us for hear more details.