“Free Hands” supports children, parents and especially the working mother
“Free Hands” is a program in Limassol-Cyprus, which supports children, parents and especially the working mother. By care taking and supporting the young children of the family, it allows mothers to join the labor market as active members of society, thereby contributing to the local economy and their families. By understanding the needs of modern families, ‘Free Hands’ frees the hands of parents, especially mothers, by allowing them to work without having to worry about the childcare and safety of their children.
Their target group is children aged 12-17 years old from low social and economic layers which do not have the privilege and the means to develop their skills while their family environment is not supportive.
The Area of its operation is the Former Municipal St. John Kindergarten which has been converted into a Multi-Purpose Center for social programs.
At this moment the program serves 35 children coming from neighboring schools. Children attend the program after school from 13:30 until 18:00 p.m. and they are offered food, participate in several educational activities, study their homework and are taught art, music and theatre under the guidance and supervision of volunteer care takers and teachers.
Sagapo Children’s foundation is reaching out to all our Charity Partners and friends in order to raise funds and improve the study area where these children spend their afternoons, by offering them computers, an interactive smart board and a library. Together we can make a difference, together we can transform this location into a SAGAPO HAPPY & JOYFUL place where children will be educated lovingly and happily.
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An educational full day excursion was organized on the 29th March by Sagapo Children’s Foundation for the children attending the “Free Hands” program. Twenty-one children enjoyed a day at the Pafos Zoo interacting with animals and learning about exotic birds and reptiles from around the globe. A great opportunity for the children, to exchange between them and enjoy a day in the open air with the assistance of their escorts and teacher. A big thank you to our Charity Partners ( Hadjilykos Buses and Coral Beachhotel ) also to the owners of Pafos Zoo who offered free entrance for all the children.
A photography workshop was organized by Sagapo Children’s Foundation for the children attending the “Free Hands” program on Friday the 28th March in collaboration with the 6X6 Center for Photography in Limassol. The children had the opportunity to see a movie related to the history of photography, interact with vintage cameras and accessories, and understand the concept of the dark room with the guidance of Mr Vassos Stylianou (well known Cypriot Photographer and owner of 6X6). A Mega Thank you to Vassos and Maria (his wife) for their generosity and support.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. Sagapo Children’s Foundation provides and organizes weekly fitness and gymnastic classes for all the children attending the “Free Hands” program in Limassol in an effort to teach them that the first wealth is health and exercise is the chief source of improvement in all our faculties.
They say that life is made up of moments which sharpen your senses and reinforce your sight. All come together with the cookery class organized by Sagapo Children’s Foundation with the help of our sponsors ” Carob Mill Restaurants” and the personal assistance and support of their Executive Chef Mr Skevos Kapsos. The children were guided to prepare dishes and desserts, sharing tasks, mixing fresh ingredients, chopping vegetables in a fun and informal way. A Mega Thank you to the “Carob Mill Restaurants” and their wonderful team of people.
An educational visit was organized on the 29th of October by Sagapo Children’s Foundation for the children attending the “Free Hands” program in Limassol. The children enjoyed a whole afternoon at the Cyprus Historic and Classic Motor Museum www.cyprusmotormuseum.com watching a movie about motoring through ages and learning how to be safe walking and driving in the streets.
SAGAPO HELPS CREATING WORLD CHANGE THROUGH EDUCATION
The computer class at the “Free hands program” in Limassol is running with great success since September 2014. More than 25 children attended computer, physics, biology,mathematics and Greek classes in this space created by Sagapo Children’s Foundation since last year. The room has been painted and 12 computers have been set thanks to the help of our charity partners. Thank you MIMN, Xenia Tsolaki-Metaxa Institude, Easy Forex and mmVirtual for joining us to provide the lifelong gift of education to so many children.
Sagapo summer art classes where organised for the children attending the Free Hands program in Limassol, including making paper, drawing, painting, learning how to make mosaics and collage. All children from 7 to 17 years old made small artworks based on their own likes, working with smart materials in fun engaging and creative ways.