Gift of Hope End of Year Campaign
Help Us Enrich the Lives of Jamaica’s Children with Disabilities
In Jamaica, precious lives are slipping through the cracks. There are at least 200,000 children living with disabilities in Jamaica that are being put at a disadvantage because of the lack of the developmental supports they need.
Children living with disabilities are less likely to get an education, and access to development programs is incredibly difficult. At the Nathan Ebanks Children Advocacy Group, we are determined to make this change.
For 2018, through our Jamaican arm of NECAG, the Nathan Ebanks Foundation we are seeking to establish an afterschool Special Needs Enrichment Program that will give the much need access to functional development to 30 children. The Nathan Ebanks Foundation (The NEF) has an extensive and credible history supporting children on their journey to a more independent life since 2007, and we’re ready to make this impact greater in a real, on-hands way.
The program will provide developmental activities that will allow children to enhance and improve their skills. The children will work with trained, qualified professionals that will provide developmental activities including daily routine training, communications training, and even a once weekly Robotics program!
There are six developmental areas in our focus:
(1) Fine Motor Area
(2) Gross Motor Area
(3) Adaptive Area
(4) Cognitive Area
(5) Social Area
(6) Social Communication Area
Help us make the lives of the able more capable. This is only the start on our journey to supporting a much larger community. Help us get there faster by donating today to our program!
Furniture and Supplies: $6,000
Rent and Utilities: $3,000
Staffing and overheads: $15,000
We're looking for the support of our community!
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We're aiming to begin working on the space in January 2018 and plan to have the first batch of 20 children by March 31, 2018.
We cannot do this alone. You can make a real difference!
With your help, the Jamaican community will be a more inclusive and empowered one. Support us today for a brighter tomorrow!
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