The children (aged 7-11) who attend our respite breaks come from backgrounds of extreme vulnerability, neglect and abuse. Because of these backgrounds. Many children who attend our respite breaks suffer from extremely low self-esteem and have low aspirations for their future. Our breaks are made of non-residential day trips designed to help these children build their self-esteem and aspirations for their futures. We include activities such as rock climbing and crate stacking to build their self-confidence and aspirations for their future. Due to extreme poverty, many children who attend our breaks are unable to experience simple pleasures which many of us take for granted. Therefore we provide trips to places such as to the cinema, swimming and even Drayton Manor. As we aim to help these children build their aspirations for University, we spend time at the university, encouraging kids that if they want to, they can go to university too. Each child is paired 1-1 with a volunteer.
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Why it's a great idea:
KA BCU is a great idea. We have been operating since 2012 and have had an amazing time providing breaks to these children. We have seen first hand how in a week each and every child who attends gets the chance to be a kid again. Working 1-1 with a child and watching their confidence increase day-by-day shows how important this charity is and how much it can benefit these children. Kids Adventure is a unique charity and desperately needs the funding to continue to benefit more children in desperate need of a break.
Steps to get it done:
Our volunteers also benefit from our projects. Our committee is made entirely of students from Birmingham City University who gain massively from this experience. Not only do students learn a great deal (and have lots of fun) volunteering on the breaks but our committee learns what it takes to run a charity. Experience which proves invaluable when it comes to looking for jobs. Each break we run is amazing and really benefits children and students alike. However, we are seeking £7,000 to run the next break and won't be able to do this without your help. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and can potentially provide and an opportunity to change a child's life! Please take a look at a video from one of our breaks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvN6fKxfu_E Thank you very much.
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