MIRACLE KIDZ SAFE HOUSE SPORT DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR KIDS WITH FAS & ADHD
- By: Thomas Bloem
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/miracle-kidz-safe-house-sport-development
Personal messageMiracle Kidz is a safe house which provides care for abused, abandoned and neglected babies and toddlers. A number of the babies either have FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or are have a drug addiction due to substance abuse by their mothers. Some of these babies are placed in long-term foster care with Miracle Kidz Safe House. Miracle Kidz Safe House ensures that they grow up in a home where all their needs are seen to, including: physical, medical, emotional, educational and also sport and skills development. This ongoing care is provided by the founder of the safe house, Elsie du Plessis, and her dedicated team of caregivers. Sport is a great platform to give these children, that often come from very tragic personal circumstances, a sense of hope, help them get healthy and also feel sense of achievement, all of which leads to some much needed self esteem. Sport is well known to have a positive affect on children suffering with ADHD. Children with ADHD often feel isolated from their classmates. Sport is a great way to get them involved; offering them lots of social interaction in addition to physical fitness. It helps ADHD children bond with their peers, and gives them a renewed sense of self worth. Simone is one such little girl with an incredible talent for gymnastics. Last year with the help of Backabuddy.co.za and all Miracle Kidz safe house loyal supporters, Simone was able to compete in the SA Gym Games where she achieved 1st place overall in Tumbling. On the back of her success two more of Miracle Kidz Safe House children are also participating in gymnastics and they also have the potential to emulate Simone's success. Naturally for them to try and achieve this success it is going to require more financial backing The purpose of this fundraiser is to establish a 'Sport Development Fund' for the exclusive purpose of allowing these children that have potential, to nuture their sporting skills.
- Mar 17, 2018 - R 514.10
- "Special people all round at Miracle Kidz" - Genevieve
- Feb 25, 2018 - R 514.10
- "Glad to contribute to this worthy cause - SPORT can truly change lives" - Anonymous
Strand Miracle Kidz
Miracle Kidz is a safe house for abused, abandoned and neglected babies and toddlers. A number of the babies either have FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or are drug babies. Our safe house is not an orphanage – the children do have biological parents and if conditions have improved these children will be reunited with their parents, otherwise sent to foster homes or children’s homes.