Children's Day is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children's welfare.
Parents, guardians, teachers, nurses, doctors, government leaders, civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls, media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves, can all play an important part in making World Children's Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.
The National Children’s Voluntary Organisation (NCVO) will host an island-wide fundraising activity to support the operational costs of the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home and Miss Nadine’s Preschool.
The NCVO is a non-profit charitable organisation that is dedicated to the care, education and well-being of children and families in need of support, in the Cayman Islands.
Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home is a residential facility exclusively for children in need of care and protection. Children are placed in the foster home when their parents are unable to provide for their daily needs, support, education, and/or provide a safe environment. The placement is referred by the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) primarily through the courts and may be either short or long-term. The foster home can accommodate up to nine children from the age of 5 to 16 years old.
Miss Nadine’s Pre-School produces high quality, early education and care, for families in financial need. This programme provides for up to 44 students from 2-5 years of age. Fees are means tested based on income and are subsidised by the NCVO. Priority spaces are given to referrals from the Education Department, DCFS and the Early Intervention Programme. A comprehensive curriculum provides the framework for our programme which is designed to encourage the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development of pre-school aged children. All children are provided with nutritional meals which include breakfast, cooked lunch, and an afternoon snack.
The Jack and Jill Nursery produces high quality care at a manageable fee, for families in financial need. This facility caters for infants from 3 months to 2 years of age and can care for a total of 11 babies and toddlers.
Where can you donate:
Everyone is encouraged to make cash donations via www.ncvo.org.ky
However, volunteers will be outside shops and at Camana Bay on Saturday, 20 November with donation boxes.