Empowering Kids Befriending & Activities

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The YWCA Empowering Kids is the children’s component of the Empowering Mums project, which addresses childminding concerns of participating mothers from low-income families seeking to go back to work. It runs concurrently with Empowering Mums workshop sessions so mums can come to learn with peace of mind, knowing their children are in safe hands.

With the Empowering Kids component being further developed for the second run of the project, more resources are being channeled into developing the children and preparing them to transition into other care when their mums eventually return to employment. For the 2016 run, YWCA was proud to partner HansArt in the project to provide professional art classes for the children as a form of better self-expression.

The programme relies heavily on volunteers to meet basic care needs for the children such as ensuring they finish their provided dinner and taking them to the restroom whilst engaging them in the respective activities. Participating children can range in age from babies to early teens and it must be kept in mind that they may be facing big familial changes with their mums being away for work and self care. Sessions run on Friday evenings for project and post-project sessions from 6-10pm.

Roles Description Schedule
Befriender Befriend the children and act as an informal mentor and care provider for them during sessions Generally Fridays: 21 April, 12 May, 2 June (Post-Project) and 10, 17, 24 November, 1, 8, 15 22 December, 5 January 2018 (Empowering Mums Project 3) from 6-10pm; Also needed for Wednesday, 8 March 6-10pm and Saturday, 6 January 2018 9am-2pm Urgent need
Facilitator (Individual or group) Organise and run activities and outings Depending on availability of slots during sessions

Please call 6223 1227 for enquiries or commit your support by filling up our YWCA Volunteer Application Form and sending it to Ms Kee today!

If you are not able to contribute your time towards our community services, the YWCA invites you to consider making a donation to this programme so we can do more for these deserving kids.