To create “tailored” programs that help build confidence and self-esteem in all children, especially those children with greater risk factors; whilst also raising awareness in the community about not often talked about conditions which affect children.
At Childrens Charity Network, we try to distance ourselves from words such as “vulnerable” or “disabled”. We believe each child is unique and each child has special talents, even though he/she may have a “weakness” in a particular area (sports, reading, writing, social skills, etc) or might suffer from certain medical conditions (e.g., ADHD, epilepsy etc) which makes it more challenging for him/her to perform at the same academic level as his/her peers.
It is our belief at Childrens Charity Network that every child’s efforts should be celebrated and rewarded and that it is their effort rather than ‘perfect performances’ that we should be praising/reinforcing in children. We focus on children’s strengths and we acknowledge and celebrate their talents whatever they might be through our different Awards.
We believe that by highlighting the positives, we bring the best out in each child and we give children the opportunity to believe in themselves and that they are capable of succeeding in life.
Through our programs and initiatives, children learn to be proud of what they can achieve rather than ashamed by what they cannot achieve. Our awards are an opportunity for their talents, strengths and personal attributes to become the focus; and theses areas become acknowledged in a public way where possible.
We believe by gaining confidence and self-esteem, children become more resilient and are better equipped to thrive to achieve their goals in life and fulfil their dreams; whatever these dreams may be. Fostering and nurturing confidence and self-esteem in a child is one of the best gifts one could give a child.