With the dust just about settling from
our Armistice project, there’s another piece of good news to share. Our
donation to War Child.
Earlier this month we donated £2,000,
raised through donations to our Armistice JustGiving page, to War Child. And
with the UK government match funding the donation, that means £4,000 going to
help children affected by war.
Here’s what our contact at War Child,
Charlotte had to say:
“Thank you so much again for your
support; £2,000 and then Aid-Matched by the UK government, making a total of £4,000
is a huge amount of money, which will make a very real difference to the lives
of children living in and affected by conflict around the world, thank you so
Just to give an idea, £1,000 could
reunite a child with their family after they’ve been separated by war, creating
four reunited families and creating the protection, support and comfort a
family can provide for a child, so a huge thank you!”
And some more information about how
donations from the Aid Match could be used:
The UK government will fund a project
in Central African Republic which will help children affected by the recent
conflict to build their emotional resilience and teach them positive coping
skills as well as supporting local communities to identify and respond to child
Immediate, long-term and specialist
support to children, their families and communities caught up in conflict gives
them the best chance to rebuild a brighter, safer and more prosperous future.
Through our tailored support of children and our collaborative approach to
working with teachers, parents and local leaders, we can help bring communities
together and protect children to give them the best chance for a more secure
It costs £67 for a child in the Central African Republic to participate in therapeutic horticulture, supporting each child to grow and care for their own garden, including provision of seeds and tools
It costs £119 for one child to participate in our specialist life-skills and wellbeing programme
It costs £157 to support a foster family to take care of a child who has been separated from their family
It costs £616.50 to train 60 teachers in Social and Emotional Learning techniques
It costs £685 to equip schools with educational and recreational materials
Public donations will fund our general
work, enabling us to deliver similar child-focused interventions in war zones
across the world. We provide life-changing emotional and practical support to
help children to look forward to a brighter, hopeful and peaceful future. Our
specialist staff support children’s recovery through our life-skills and
wellbeing programme and access to education and vocational training to ensure
their future remains hopeful.
So, by looking to the past – researching,
remembering, and of course, writing – we’ve helped children look forward to a
more hopeful future. Well done everyone.
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