Getting Shane Back to School
Five year old Shane lives in Tacloban. While the storm’s aftermath has been hard on all of Tacloban’s residents, it’s been particularly hard on Shane and his family because Shane is autistic.
When Shane was diagnosed at the age of two, his mom, Charina, went to see what services were available for kids with developmental disabilities. She was shocked to find that there were almost none available in her community.
Charina wasn’t happy to simply see her son and children like him simply go without therapy, she teamed up with a professional special education teacher to found the Aram Learning Studio. The school’s mission is to promote developmentally appropriate learning support and literacy intervention for children with developmental disabilities so that they can reach their full potential.
That’s exactly what the school did for three years until Haiyan hit. The storm severely damaged the school, and it’s now closed. There aren’t any other facilities in the area for kids like Shane, so they now have no support. For families like Shane’s, getting the school re-opened and restarting services for kids like Shane is their top priority.
With your support, that’s exactly what we intend to do.
We’re aiming to raise £3,000 to clean out the school, replace the damaged furniture and lost school supplies, carry out repairs, and get Shane and his classmates back to school where he belongs
This Christmas, we hope you’ll consider giving a small gift to help get kids like Shane back to school.