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 much!
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 protection issues.
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 future.
- 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. – Sophie Gordon