PROJECT 1: FAMILIES AND BABIES CENTRE IN BOLTON
We have completed a full renovation of the Bolton FAB centre and have contracted a local construction company to deliver the project under the supervision of our project manager.
FAB building is within the heart of a hugely populated, residential community which has high levels of social deprivation. FAB helps thousands of families every year through providing breastfeeding support whilst also offering emotional and physical support to families throughout the UK; promoting healthy families in local communities.
PROJECT 2: SPONSORSHIP OF DOGS FOR DEAF CHILDREN
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation has funded hearing dogs to each assist its assigned child for the coming year. Hearing dogs provide vital companionship and practical support to help deaf people and children live confident and independent lives. A big part of a hearing dog's job is to alert their deaf recipient to sounds they would otherwise miss. Simple sounds we take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these - that's to a hearing dog - makes a real difference in deaf people's lives. In addition there is a tremendous social aspect which allows a deaf child to better communicate and integrate into society.
PROJECT 3: RENOVATING A SCHOOL'S MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation has fully funded the renovation of a multi-purpose and multi-media classroom in a primary school in Nicosia situated in a deprived area. The Foundation has also fully equipped the classroom with new furniture, PCs, laptops, resources for teaching English and a high level interactive board. Based on the needs of the school, the project aimed to create a friendly, motivating and modern learning environment for the children and the teachers and to promote English Language and the acquisition of digital skills.
The multi-purpose classroom is used during the whole academic year, and also for the purposes of the Whole Day School Programme and the Summer School. The opening of the new classroom was organized on the 21st of September 2017 by the Cyprus Minister of Education and Culture Mr Costas Kadis and the Founder Mr John Christodoulou Foundation.
PROJECT 4: RENOVATING THE GROUP FLOOR OF A CHILDREN'S HOUSE
The Foundation has fully funded the renovation of the ground floor of a Children’s House in Nicosia which hosts young children under the care of the Social Services. The renovation of the ground floor and the dining area, included also the creation of two study rooms, a library / IT room and a TV room. The Foundations has also full equipped the Children’s House with new furniture (dining table, desks, chairs etc.), laptops, printer and a TV. The aim of the project was to improve the living conditions for the children and to create a modern, friendly and warm family-atmosphere for all. The opening of the Children’s House was done by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Labour and Social Insurance Mr Andreas Assiotis and the Founder Mr John Christodoulou on the 21st of November 2017.
PROJECT 5: SPONSORSHIP OF A CHILD'S SPORTS WHEELCHAIR
By way of an example of our one on one assistance, the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation has funded a sports power wheelchair for a child as it is not covered by the NHS.
John uses a powered wheelchair full time and needs help with all day to day activities. He needs assistance with everything at home and has a full time assistant at school. He has limited movement and can only get around using a powered wheelchair. Powerchair football has given John aspirations and dreams. It has given him the determination to succeed and be the best. He lives for his football. His hobbies are powerchair football, PS4 and Xbox, art and YouTube.
PROJECT 6: SISTEMA CYPRUS
The ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ supported the first steps of the setting up of the SISTEMA CYPRUS through the purchase of string instruments to be used for the orchestra of the children and young people. More specifically, the YCF has purchased 18 string instruments (8 violas, 5 cellos and 5 double basses).
Through this cooperation the YCF aims to provide accessible music education for all children. The YCF is proud to see that the integration of a deprived group of children into the community is achieved through using music for social development. Music has no boundaries and no boarders! Music opens up new routes and creates new potential to young people to explore.
PROJECT 7: NEW MULTI SPORT COURT AT 3RD KAIMAKLI PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation aims to provide better learning opportunities for children in school, as well as ensuring their health and safety.
The YCF has funded the purchase and installation of special outdoor tartan (multi-sport) flooring to cover the basket-ball court at the 3rd Kaimakli Primary School. The aim of this donation was both to upgrade the basket-ball court and to ensure the safety of the children. The court is used extensively for PE lessons, for other outdoor activities of the Optional All Day School and Summer School, and for the children’s recreation during break time.
The opening was organised was organised on Monday 29th of October 2018 in the presence of the Founder of the YCF and the Director of Primary Education Mr Christos Chatziathanasiou, who represented the Minister of Education and Culture (MOEC).
PROJECT 8: NEW MULTI SPORT COURT AT ALETHIRKO PRIMARY SCHOOL
Based on the aims of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ for the provision of better learning opportunities for children in school, as well as ensuring their health and safety during the time in school, the Foundation has covered the cost of upgrading the outdoor facilities of the basket-ball court of Alethriko Primary School with the installation of special outdoor tartan (multi-sport) flooring. The court is used extensively for the Gymnastic lessons of the students, for other outdoor activities of the Optional All Day School and Summer School, and for the children’s recreation during break time.
The opening was organised on the 4th of April 2019 in the presence of the Founder of the YCF and the Inspector of the School, who represented the Ministry of Education and Culture. The whole ceremony was devoted to Stavros Giorgalli, the 10 year old boy who lost his life after an injury while playing basket-ball at the school.
The Foundation is looking to partner with a local Cypriot university to work on a business curriculum programme.
In addition to these projects the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation funds children's medical expenses on a one on one basis as needed.
The Foundation also actively donates funds to other government projects.