This year For Our Children Foundation is participating in Raiffeisenbank’s fundraising campaign “Choose in order to help” with the “New possibilities for children with developmental difficulties”. The facilitation of the project will ensure that we support 20 children with special needs and developmental difficulties. They will be provided with the opportunity to take part in specialized activities in a Sensor Room which is specifically equipped for such aims. The high-quality equipment of the room will assist in the improvement if the motor activity of children and improve the cognitive and communicative skills of children with disabilities, which will be the main precondition for their easier further integration into the education system.
Another focus of the project is the inclusion of children with special needs aged 0-7 in socializing and therapeutic activities. The funds raised from the campaign will provide children with the opportunity to use the appropriate for them therapy- that could include hydrotherapy, music therapy, rehabilitation or hypotherapy. The effects form the therapeutic activities will add value to our experts’ work and will create the preconditions needed for the overall improvement of the physical, cognitive and psychic conditions of children.
For Our Children Foundation has been supporting the most vulnerable children in Bulgaria, as well as the right of every child to have family, for the past 27 years. Due to the high number of children with disabilities, in the past years, our specialists have been working towards finding foster parents for them, as well as towards supporting biological parents who have children with developmental difficulties.
Since the beginning of 2019, we have supported 1221 children and families and 84 children with special developmental needs aged 0-7. Our specialists worked with children with different diagnoses- autism, specific educational needs, attention deficit, cerebral paralysis, and others.
The “Choose in order to help” campaign starts today (4 November) and will continue up until September 2020. Find out how to support For Our Children Foundation’s project here and learn more about our work in the video.
The Raiffeisenbank ‘s “Choose in order to help” campaign started in 2009. For the past 10 editions, the bank and its staff members supported over 257 projects. The sum they donated alongside the donations from are public fundraised more than 2.9 million BGN.