Galway, Ireland

Family Support Center for Children with Special Needs

English (Advanced)

The mission of the organization is to support the families of children with special needs and long term illness who spend extended periods of time in medical facilities. The aim is to enhance the well-being of the family unit through fun and recreational activities including music, art and play therapy as well as guardian(s) support mechanisms. Additionally, the center provides space and activities for siblings of special needs children to come together and share their experiences in a safe, fun and educational setting. *Limited availability during Summer

Family Support Center

English (Advanced)

This organization offers a wide range of services to children and teenagers in disadvantaged areas in the city of Galway. They help to promote and encourage self-improvement and general well-being. They run a homework club throughout the school term, which offers children practical assistance with homework, and aims to inspire young people to develop their self-confidence and see the value in education. The center also runs an activity group which aims to promote social inclusion through arts and crafts, sport, drama, and cooking projects, which aids young people to develop their social skills and gain confidence in their abilities. Activities undertaken by the club include; youth exchanges, day trips, mid-term and summer camps, yoga and meditation, cookery classes, grinds (tutoring), as well as workshops on building healthy relationship and improving I.T skills.