Children of all ages want to share their compassion towards the victims of Haiti and want to offer their help in any way possible…
The Lingua Franca Foundation is creating a special club:
to teach children to be more compassionate, more loving, more alert and mostly more humane with one another.
Posted in Haiti, Kids 4 Kids, Projects
Tagged appeal, child, children, disaster, donation, Dutch, earthquake, English, family, Haiti, humanity, Kids, Kids 4 Kids, Kids for Kids, project, safety, school
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On January 12th, 2010 a massive earthquake has shaken the Haitians enormously! Thousands of people are confirmed dead and many more are severely wounded.
The Lingua Franca Foundation is launching Kids Helping Kids in Haiti in schools to help the helpless Haitians to cope with the disaster.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, and struggles from endemic poverty, food shortages and violence. It has suffered from many recent natural disasters including serious hurricanes and storms in 2008.
Teach our kids compassion and humanity !
Please donate to help us to respond to this disaster.
Please click here to donate today. Your donation can save lives.
Posted in Kids 4 Kids, Projects
Tagged appeal, child, children, disaster, donation, earthquake, family, Haiti, humanity, Kids, Kids 4 Kids, Kids for Kids, project, safety, school
Among the evils that strike women and children, sex slavery is probably the worst. Experts estimate that human traffic has become the main mafias income provider, even before drugs and weapons businesses.
Sunitha Krishnan talks about her experiences with children and women sold for pornography, prostitution, forced labor… She witnesses every day torture and exploitation.
Her testimony is hard to hear. Imagine, how much more it is to experience that situation in your own life…
She’s asking us our support and, above all, to break “this culture of silence” that surrounds these problems.
Posted in Project Safety Net, Projects
Tagged child, children, domestic violence, exploitation, family, forced labour, India, man/woman, pornography, prostitution, safety, Safety Net, sex, sex slavery, violence, woman, women
There is a new project buzzing around the local neighbourhood. I heard this through a contact of mine. We accidentally bumped into each other 2 days ago at one of the Youth & Family Development centres. The last time we spoke, I told her about my idea to propose a project in exposing children to multiple languages at very tender age.
Apparently that somehow caused some sort a chain reaction since, mysteriously out of the blue, she suddenly told me that she (and other colleagues) are in the process of trying to propose some sort of programme to develop children’s mind from birth till they are 4 years old.
Unfortunately we had to cut our conversation short due to appointments we both had to attend (but at different location with different people), but now it gives me a very strong impression that people do think the idea of teaching children and exposing them to new methods of learning, or a new language, etc. is extremely important in order to maximise the potential of the child’s mind and to gear it up to its fullest capacity. I have to say; I got excited! And I fully support this notion.
Posted in Cultural diversity, Early learning, Language learning, Languages, pedagogy
Tagged child, children, communication, Cultural diversity, culture, diversity, Dutch, East/West, Europe, european project, information, language, Language learning, Languages, learning, mixed couple, pedagogy, piccolingo, preschool children, project