Hi all! Today I want to share with you a project for which I am currently raising money. My organization, KEDEC, runs three day care centers in the Imereti region (my region of Georgia). These day care centers provide a place for children with disabilities to come five days a week to learn and interact with other children. They also provide a safe place for parents to send their children while they work. In general, Georgia lacks the infrastructure and support systems for people with disabilities that we in developed countries are accustomed to. Without these day care centers, many of these children would be stuck at home every day and wouldn’t develop the social skills necessary to integrate into society. So, my organization is doing important work by providing an environment in which these children can learn and thrive.
However, one of our three day care centers is in desperate need of renovation. You can take a look at the photos above and see that it is in bad shape. While the kitchen and bathroom were both renovated in recent years, the two main work spaces have bad electrical wiring, water damage, drafty windows and doors, and one room has no heat. In order to keep this day care center open and functioning, we really need to renovate these two rooms with new windows, doors, electrical wiring, and plaster walls. Once the rooms are renovated, both rooms will be fully functional through out the year. Currently, only one room can be used during the colder months because the other lacks heat and is too drafty. Access to both rooms year round will provide more space for creative activities like the art classes that local youth civics club members are planning for the children. In addition, there will be more space for children to work one-on-one with teachers on their individual development plans.
But in order to make this happen, we need to raise nearly $3300. I’m hoping that you will consider helping in whatever way you can. Truly, every gift of $5, $10, or $50 will help us get to our goal. To learn more about the project and make a gift click here. Thank you so much for considering supporting a safe and comfortable space for children with disabilities in Georgia.
P.S. Life is busy and I have many other things to share, but those will have to wait for another day.