"Here I like to play, eat, to clean, do good things" (Joris, 10 years)
"I like to come here because they helps me do my homework, here I can communicate and make new friends" (Agnė, 9 years)
Our day center is creating a space where children can feel safe, accepted and valued, can build relationships with peers and adults, strengthen their social skills, and survive childhood and friendship. Over 250 children have received help at the day center over the years.
SOTAS has a 15-year-old children's day center for children from disadvantaged families with behavioral, emotional and learning difficulties. In the activities of the Children's Day Center, we are well aware of the importance of interaction between individuals (child, staff, parents) and the creation of the environment. Through the child’s personal experience that he or she gains from interacting with the environment, we aim to develop a free, creative, rich inside and strong personality. Creating the right environment for a positive education allows the child to strengthen and grow, and becomes the “third educator” that shapes the child’s mental traits and qualities, which are seen as an investment in children’s future.
During the long years of use, the premises of the children's day center is in quite bad condition. The aim of this project is to renovate the premises of the children's day center to better meet the needs of children. We plan to make cosmetic repairs of the premises, better adapt the space so that it is possible to study comfortably, carry out individual and group activities, organize catering.