Kids Helping Kids
Small act. Big impact
We believe in harnessing the natural creativity and ‘can do’ attitude of your kids to help others less fortunate than they, without overwhelming them with the magnitude of issues facing 140 million children today. We know given the chance they will bring energy and compassion toward making a difference for others.
For ten years, CreateCare Global has worked with grassroots organisations who care for orphaned and vulnerable children. We have broken the big issues into bite size pieces and identified numerous small, but significant solutions that young children can direct their creativity toward solving.
Multiple options, multiple projects
When children have nothing they need tents, beds or blankets, food and clothing.
To help fight disease, they need clean water, mosquito nets, basic medicine, vaccinations, small medical procedures, blankets, or improved nutrition.
To enrich their lives, they need access to connectivity and creativity, paints and paper, craft materials, and smart phones and data.
To engage in physical exercise and sports, they need bats and balls, hoops and shoes.
Curiosity, Can Do, Collaboration and Storytelling
The Kids helping Kids School Student Program engages your children’s curiosity to discover and experience what it might be like to be in another child’s shoes, to understand and empathise with the issues facing kids less fortunate than they.
They might carry their books for a day to learn what it would be like not to have a school bag, or read at night by candlelight, to experience what it is like not to have electricity. Or they run a three legged race to raise money for our I Can Walk project.
Or imagine your class, or community of kids creates an art exhibition based on what it means to have a bed. The exhibition not only raises awareness in the community about kids who don’t have a bed, but causes the young people to reflect on privilege and disadvantage.
The paintings are sold and the money is used to purchase the beds. Or the students contact a bed manufacturer in the country of the children to negotiate with them to provide the beds as a pro bono offer. That’s problem solving, creativity, and negotiation skills all rolled into a philanthropic act.
Telling the story
Raising awareness of this work to inspire others is key to the Kids Helping Kids School Student Program.
Storytelling exercises another critical skill your kids need for their future, great communication. Videos, written stories and artwork is gratefully received for publication on our social media channels to inspire other children to get involved.
Join our community of young global citizens, their teachers and parents. Together we can make small but meaningful differences in the lives of children who have nothing but deprivation as their daily companion.
If you are a teacher or parent interested in participating in our Kids helping Kids school student program launch, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you and your children can make a real difference in the life of a child in need now.
Or purchase the Knit-a-square teacher resource on the right for $9.50 to contribute to our work. We would love your stories of helping your kids learn to knit. Keep in touch with us on our Facebook page.
This engaging overview of the Kids Helping Kids school student program, explains the skills your children need to succeed in the coming years and how the program enlists them to develop these vital attributes: creativity, problem solving and collaboration and communication. You can download it by clicking on the image or the link. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
‘Our entire fifth grade has learned how to knit with the help of some fabulous parent volunteers…Our goal is to be able to send well over 300 squares by May from our fifth grade students. I wanted you to know how much the children in our classes have been affected by hearing about the children you help. Thank you for making a difference and helping our kids to see that there are children just like them who need assistance. I think that what they feel and learn from doing this will be so fulfilling.”
Kristen Gryskevich, Teacher, Brownsburg, Indiana