Croatia

Teaser Photo Small things that mean the world

A cooperative project of the Lyoness Child and Family Foundation and the children’s home Dom za djecu i mladež Tuškanac in Zagreb

Project Description

The central idea behind the education in the children’s home Tuškanac is the teaching of life basics. The children and adolescents living there have special needs, some of them learning disabilities, which are being considered in individual and group learning sessions. Acquiring those abilities is promoted because they are necessary in order to lead an independent life outside the children’s home.

The cooperation with the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation makes the implementation of a high quality programme to the benefit of children and young people possible. This programme prepares its beneficiaries for an independent life outside the children’s home.

Project Goals

With the support of the Lyoness Child and Family Foundation, it was possible to offer a programme encompassing the areas of Health, Sport, and Nutrition as well as to organise a “training camp”. The purpose of these activities was to provide the children and young people with the basic knowledge necessary to achieve and maintain an independent everyday life.

The children and young people learned how to swim and how to ride a bike which many of them were not able to learn before given their troubled family background. They also had the opportunity to learn how to perform basic household tasks such as pressing, cooking, sewing, and cleaning.

Project Title

Small things that mean the world

Project Location

Zagreb, Croatia

Project Period

April – December 2011

Beneficiaries

38 children and young people with special needs and learning difficulties in the children’s home Tuškanac. These children come from a background of psychological and physical abuse, neglect and sexual abuse.

Project Partner

Children’s home Dom za djecu i mladež Tuškanac