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£1,530raised of £2,500 target by 23 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,530 to support children's charities in three countries, as part of the World Awareness for Children in Trauma (WACIT) 6x6 (www.wacit.org).

    Leicester and London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 27th November 2016

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    The objective of WACIT (www.wacit.org) is to develop a model of psychosocial support for children exposed to complex trauma and adversity around the world. Many charities, professional organizations and academic centres are collaborating in promoting awareness, safety and resilience-building for children experiencing war and ethnic conflict, displacement, violence, living on the streets and in extreme poverty.

    At the next stage of the programme, I will be visiting charities in 6 Continents over 6 Weeks between October and November 2016, to train staff and volunteers in helping children in trauma. Combined with the training workshops, I will also participate in sports and arts events with the charities and children living in slums, favelas, disadvantage, or who are homeless. The events will take place in Greece, Turkey, Indonesia, Australia, USA, Brazil, Kenya and Tanzania.

    Your generous support will be equally distributed to help children served by the following charities:
    1. Children victims of ethnic displacement living in slums in Nakuru, Kenya. They are supported by the Friendly Action Network (FANET): http://www.thefanet.org. Funding will raise school fees (£80 annually) and uniforms for selected highly performing children.
    2. Children and young people with disabilities who moved from orphanages in Rwanda to four care homes exclusively supported by The Gallagher Trust (www.thegallaghertrust.org.uk/). It costs £1,200 to fund each carer annually.
    3. Aboriginal children in Australia living in extreme disadvantage and supported by Gunawirra (gunawirra.org.au). Funding will contribute to the 5 Big Ideas of cultural knowledge, nutrition, health, therapy and self-care.

    The previous Crowdfunding page has already raised £545, which will be donated to the three charities on completion of the campaign.

    Please share the vision of WACIT, and join in its implementation.




    • Panos Vostanis2 years ago
      Panos Vostanis

      Panos Vostanis

      2 years ago

      This was embarrassing - I let the girls soccer team down with this own goal...fortunately, I equalised a few minutes later. Read below why these girls in a Kenyan slum were really upset, and sponsor some of them to return to school in January.

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    • Panos Vostanis2 years ago
      Panos Vostanis

      Panos Vostanis

      2 years ago

      This is a hilarious demonstration of self-defence at the sports day in the Kenyan slums yesterday - unfortunately, the outcome in real life is likely to be different. So, do support getting these kids back to school, only two weeks remaining to do so.

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    • Panos Vostanis2 years ago
      Panos Vostanis

      Panos Vostanis

      2 years ago

      Great game with the girls today - only that they live in a slum area and even have to pay school fees. Your generous donations will be translated into scholarships for the new academic year in January.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 11/23/2016 3:58 PM



    • Dianne Dilling

      Dianne Dilling

      Nov 23, 2016

      Well done, Panos! Proud to support this excellent project


    • miranda wolpert

      miranda wolpert

      Nov 22, 2016

      What a fantastic initiative Panos and colleagues


    • dinah morley

      dinah morley

      Nov 22, 2016

      keep going.


    • Guilan Huang

      Guilan Huang

      Nov 21, 2016

      Great work!


    • Evi (cousin)!

      Evi (cousin)!

      Nov 21, 2016


    • Niranjan Karnik

      Niranjan Karnik

      Nov 20, 2016

      Well done completing your tour - a great endeavor!


    • Andrew Parkin

      Andrew Parkin

      Nov 19, 2016

      Very best wishes with your project, Panos.


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