Weʼve raised £140 to empower children from disadvantaged families
- Funded on Friday, 11th January 2019
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There's a growing national crisis concerning children from disadvantaged families.
A great deal has been written about the challenges of working with disadvantaged families and their children but as yet no-one has offered any effective long-term solutions.
Since 2002, Develop Your Child CIC has been digesting every lesson learned and is able to offer a unique solution to help disadvantaged families, details here.
Despite the success of our evidence-based innovative Canterbury Christ Church University programs, over the past 16 years we have been trying without success to persuade Government, and its Departments for Education, to change its stance. However, Government is reactive, short-term and lacks the agility or willingness to act.
According to the new report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) “Educational Opportunities for All”, too many people from disadvantaged backgrounds are falling behind in education and job market prospects. The report damningly states that, “To build more inclusive societies, every country needs to step up its education efforts to help the poorer fulfil their promise of self-realisation and have access to opportunities in life. We need to make disadvantaged children our priority!
” Self-realisation (fulfilment by oneself of the possibilities of one's character or personality) is not in the curriculum. We believe that the best way to help disadvantaged families grow and achieve their potential is to tweak the curriculum to include the implementation of dedicated personal development programs to create self-realisation.
To the detriment of the ‘whole person’ education in schools is focused on academic achievement. Children from disadvantaged families are the most at-risk group and the least prepared for apprenticeships, employment and life. As the 4th Industrial Revolution and Artificial Intelligence begins to handle all repetitive jobs, we must take concerted action to empower children with life skills, personal development and self-realisation to avert a national social disaster.
By launching our “Campaign to Empower Disadvantaged Families” we are aiming to create awareness of the needs of and untapped potential within disadvantaged families. The intention of our crowdfunder is to enable us to engage a strategist to kick-start a professional social media campaign, which is otherwise out of our reach.
Another aspect of our campaign is to identify a secondary school with a visionary Head and supportive Senior Leadership Team. Any help and support with this by sharing and promoting our vision with others would be much appreciated.
There's no time to lose, we must act now.
As a thank you for donating, please download DYC’s latest 265 page eBook, “I don’t know you anymore – 7 steps to reconnect with your teenager” which is filled with information, tips and techniques using our unique approach.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
- 4 months ago
Alan Wilson4 months ago
We are on our way, thanks very much please continue to share with your colleagues and friends.
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Sep 21, 2018
Good luck with the campaign!!
Sep 17, 2018
Go for it Dad! Make it happen!
Sep 16, 2018
Keep going Alan; brilliant work! x
Sep 15, 2018
All the best with this worthy initiative.
Sep 13, 2018
Let's get this party started
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My passion is to holistically develop children, particularly those from disadvantaged families, I've been unleashing their hidden potential that for the last 16 years.