Global poverty is a huge problem for humanity today. Challenges and issues it brings, such as hunger, health problems, no education, unemployment and similar are more than serious to make us be more aware and get involved to help in any way possible. We are an organisation dedicated to helping children globally by providing resources, support and advice.
With a wide range of services dedicated to all children in any need, we can provide many opportunities which lead to developing skills and knowledge which will make the foundation of ensuring children and people in their surroundings.
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With over 15 years experience of working with the most vulnerable and deprived children in inner-city areas of London, Kids Company is in a position to share the knowledge and expertise derived from intervening directly with this client group.
With the practical and emotional support we give to them we can help them build and thrive needed skills for adulthood. With our programs, young people with difficult start in life have an opportunity for proper education, training, and employment as any other.
Our mission is based on believing that every child with just a little help and support can bring the very best, no matter if the issue is sexual exploitation, child poverty, violence or malnutrition.
Children and family all around the world have the opportunity to read the posts we share which makes a great way of connection and makes a great aspect of help and support.
One of the main reasons women & some kids prefer contact lenses to glasses is that contact lenses are not as obvious as glasses. You can go about your normal routine of personal hygiene and grooming. In particular, glasses can, in many ways, be a bit of an eyesore when you are getting ready for a special occasion. You want your hair and makeup to be perfect and you definitely don’t want all that effort to be hidden behind a pair of chunky glasses. You want to look at the photos months and years later with fondness. You don’t want the glare of the flash bouncing off your glasses, hiding your eyes.
There is absolutely no reason to avoid wearing makeup just because you have chosen to wear contact lenses. There is, however, a certain level of care when it comes to applying makeup and the selecting the right makeup to use with contact lenses. You can still get an amazing look, without compromising your eyesight.
One of the first things you learn when you first get your contact lenses is to practice good hygiene. That means washing your hands before you put your contact lenses in or take them out. The same applies to makeup. You should also wash your hands and your face before applying moisturizers or makeup of any kind. You don’t want to trap dirt or bacteria under a layer of foundation.
The main purpose of a makeup primer is to form a base coat for all the other makeup you want to apply. It is also great at fixing makeup into place so it will not flake or dry off and get into the eyes.
Eyeliner is great for drawing attention to the eyes. However, when it comes to eyeliner and contact lenses, it can be a little tricky as most women like to apply eyeliner to the waterline or lid edge. This is not a good practice when used with contact lenses as the liner is right at the same level as the contacts. Pencils are better than cream or gel liners as these can flake when they dry. Avoid kohl pencils as many of them contain heavy metals which can irritate the eye.
Cream eye shadows are preferable to compact powders as they are less likely to get into your eyes. However, the cream shadows can be more irritating if they do get it not your eyes so apply carefully. If you prefer compact powder eye shadows, close your eye before applying and dab off any excess before opening your eyes again.
A simple hypoallergenic mascara is the best type of mascara to use if you are a contact lenses wearer. Those that add bulk to lashes are not a good idea because they can dry and flake. These flakey particles can get into the eyes and cause irritation which can be made worse with contacts. Absolutely steer clear of clumpy mascara or mascara that has been sitting around for too long.
A Few Extra Tips When Using Makeup with Contact Lenses
Makeup and contact lenses isn’t just about how to apply the makeup and which products to buy. There are also other factors to take into consideration when combining the use of makeup and contact lenses.
- Getting makeup in your eyes is going to be annoying at the best of times. It can be doubly irritating if you wear contact lenses. This is because loose makeup can get stuck on the lenses causing further irritation. Normally, when makeup irritates your eyes, the tear ducts are triggered to flush the irritation out. With contacts you will need to remove them and clean them to remove any traces of makeup.
- You should put your contact lenses in before you start applying makeup. Remember to thoroughly wash your hands first.
- Opt for hypo-allergenic makeup. These are usually better quality and less irritating to the eyes. Fortunately, as more women are wearing contact lenses, cosmetic companies are developing more products especially for contact lens users. Avoid cheap products as these are usually made with poor quality ingredients, many of which can irritate your eyes.
- Never apply eyeliner between your eyes and your lashes. Apply to the edge of your eyelids where the lashes are but well away from your eyes.
- Always remove your makeup at the end of the day. With or without contact lenses, you should be doing this anyway. Wash your hands and gently remove your contact lenses. Then remove all traces of makeup. You can do this with makeup removal wipes or micellar water and a soft cotton pad.
- Never use old makeup. You should look at replacing your makeup at least once a year. Eye makeup will need to be replaces more frequently, preferably every three months. Over time bacteria will start to accumulate in your makeup regardless of how careful you are with hygiene and cleanliness.
- Never share makeup with anyone. Cross contamination can be a real problem when you start sharing makeup. This is especially a hazard with eye makeup. Never use someone else’s makeup and don’t let anyone use yours either.
- Get any irritations looked at promptly. Everyone gets irritated eyes from time to time and usually it is nothing to worry about. Contact lens wearers suffer from irritated eyes a little more frequently. If you follow proper hygiene and are cautious with applying makeup you shouldn’t experience any long term irritation. However, if you do suffer from an eye irritation for longer than a few days, despite keeping your eyes and contact clean, remove your contacts, don’t apply any makeup and see your eye care specialist. It may be nothing, but it is always wiser to be sure.
With a proper routine in place for caring for your eyes and contact lenses from Pure Optical there is absolutely no reason you can’t also enjoy wearing makeup. Just be sure you choose good quality products and maintain a high level of hygiene at all times
More than just cuddle companions or playtime buddies, pets also provide many other benefits to your kids. This makes owning a pet a rewarding experience. And as your child gets the most support from their pet, it would be great to know how pet ownership positively affects your kids in more ways than one. Let us dive into these valuable life lessons.
Helps improve your child’s motor skills and increases overall activity.
As kids run or walk with their pets, their bodies are also in motion allowing them to develop muscle growth and improved breathing. They tend to be stronger than other children with sedentary living such as those who play only with their electronic gadgets.
Facilitates social interaction and friendship formation.
As the pet-child relationship grows, children develop the values of care, loyalty and belongingness. Apart from these, their ability to communicate improves over time, because they tend to express themselves better as they speak with their pet.
Initiates higher self-esteem.
Pets usually look up to their humans and believe in them. This trait is characterized in their ability to follow commands. When the child gives a command to the pet, and the pet responds positively, this results to a pleasant feeling. This positivity helps the child develop self-confidence and higher self-esteem for doing something right.
Helps kids excel in school.
Since they are physically stronger, socially aware and confidently prepared, they become more attentive in class and all sorts of school activities. Their overall good performance in school definitely leads to high grades.
Stimulates sense of responsibility.
Taking good care of pets makes kids more responsible in life. And the combination of improved motor skills and good comprehension encourages them to follow instructions as instructed by elders. They tend to be more capable in completing tasks at home and in school such as performing simple household chores and accomplishing homework.
Reduces loneliness and anxiety when parents go to work.
For as long as children know that there is a pet who could keep them company, then there is a great reduction of “separation anxiety”. Their attention is drawn towards the pet and so they can permit their parents to leave the house freely without worrying of any tantrum, moodiness, or temperamental behavior.
Provides support when a child is sick.
There is something about pets that makes them more lovable and that is there being clingy when their owner is sick. They do understand when a child is not feeling well and so they tend to stay up close to provide comfort and warmth. This somehow makes the child feel better.
Improves immunity and lessens your child’s visit to the doctor.
Except for kids with asthma, children with pets have stronger immune system making them combat allergy-causing diseases. The totality of motor development brought about by their playtime activities helps the child develop proper breathing and precise sensory performance. All these contribute to good health and therefore reduce trips to the pediatrician.
Removes a child’s tantrums and moodiness.
“Cats and dogs are great companions. They will never make you feel lonely, always climbing onto you before you leave and waiting for you right by the window to come home” says Olivia Williams from MyPetNeedsthat.com. When kids are exposed to this, any bad mood turns into a happy disposition.
Helps the child become more obedient.
Pets are used to following commands especially when they are being trained. When your child sees this, he or she is more likely to follow commands as instructed by their parents. And this is what makes kids who have pets more obedient than other children.
While pets are known primarily to be good companions, they too can be perceived as teachers, healers, therapists, and most of all best friends.
12One of the greatest challenges of helping kids in developing countries is providing cheap and durable shelter. Providing children with a secure place to live is crucial to advancing development.
The problem is that building houses – using traditional methods – is a very expensive and time consuming task. It requires skilled labour, purpose built tools and a lot of expensive building materials.
Around the world, people are challenging the norms of housing development by pioneering cheap, recyclable buildings that can be built by unskilled labourers.
Here are a few of the methods used to provide housing in developing countries –
Not only is this one of the most affordable and durable methods for building cheap housing, it is also environmentally friendly. The huge amount of plastic used and discarded by humans is having a massive, detrimental impact on the planet. Eight million tonnes of plastic is dumped in the ocean each year, which is equivalent to five small bags full of plastic on every foot of coastline in the world. When you consider this, and the fact that plastic can take up to 400 years to decompose, you start to realise the extent of the problem.
With that in mind, the benefits of recycling plastic and using it for housing are obvious. Instead of using plastic for ‘one-use’ items like water bottles, its amazing flexibility and longevity as a material can be used to provide excellent shelter in developing countries. Startups like EcoDom melt down plastics, mold it into large plastic panels and using those panels as walls and roofs.
Conceptos Plásticos is another company using recycled plastic to build houses in Columbia. The company built temporary shelters in Guapi for victims of armed conflict. The company completed the project in just 28 days, and they only employ 15 people. While the shelters aren’t permanent, they are created out of locally-sourced, environmentally-friendly materials.
Cut My Plastic recommends the use of plastics for windows, roofs and even floors. The material is easy to clean, water resistant, heat resistant and incredibly durable.
This isn’t a new, revolutionary method, but it is tried and tested. Earthbags have long been used by the military to form protective barriers and as flood protection. Now this old method is being used around the world as a cheap way of building houses and other shelters.
It’s also one of the simplest methods available. Essentially it works by filling up bags with gravel or soil and placing them on top of each other. Then you use something like barbed-wire in between bags to keep them in place, being careful not to snag the earthbags. You also have to dig appropriate foundations, depending on the size of the structure. This method also answers another one of the biggest issues in developing countries – the surplus on unskilled labourers without work.
Another earthbag based building method, the hyper wattle design was the winner in a cheap house building competition. Contestants had to build a durable and sustainable house for less than $300. The hyper wattle method is extremely strong, which makes it excellent for countries with severe weather conditions. It’s made by stacking wattles (or tubes) filled with either dirt or foam and strengthened with chicken wire or cement mortar.
Bamboo has been used to build shelters for a very long time. It is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet and is extremely strong and lightweight. Because of this, it is an excellent building material. Bamboo houses don’t need deep foundations because they don’t weigh that much, and they are resistant to earthquakes because they can move back and forth. Like all building methods used for developing countries, they can be built using basic tools and by unskilled people.
Lego Style Brick Housing
In March this year, Elon Musk announced that his company – The Boring Company – is bringing out a new Lego style brick that can be used to build a house in a few days. Built using strong materials like tunneling rock, the bricks aren’t yet available. Elon Musk said on Twitter “the boring bricks are interlocking with a precise surface finish, so two people could build the outer walls of a small house in a day or so.”
Clay Brick Alternatives
A company called Durabric has created an earth-based, environmentally friendly alternative to clay bricks. They are used in much the same way as clay bricks, but have a significantly smaller carbon footprint and are cheaper to products. Made out of compressed earth, the Durabric is strong, durable and weatherproof. It is currently being used effectively in Malawi – where the Durabric is produced – and the company has plans to use the building method in other developing countries.
We all have to remember that every little bit counts with helping children in need. Simple things to us like clean water, blanket, and educational supplies are for some children unimaginable luxury. Whether you will give, volunteer or run some race, in anyway your generosity will always be valued.
Every child deserves a future; it is his full right as for any human being. So to ensure that every child grows healthy, provided with full education and health safety various ways work both ways, for donor and a child.
Options like one time gift, shopping gift from the catalog, child sponsorships, monthly donors and matching gifts are only some of the most common ways to help those in need over any website connected to this mission.
There are even easier ways that can help you do more besides the things you do every day.
Some internet most known ways of donating and charity are over Amazon Smile, Click to Donate, Free Rice, Donate Credit Card Rewards and Charity Miles. These ways request few minutes of your time which can mean a lot more to people in need. These are quick and easy to find online and simple to use. Over some, you may find some local charities, and on the other hand, you may help someone on another end of the world.
As on one of these you may donate small amounts of money, on the other, you are helping to feed the hungry, while also there is an option donating your unused points or miles from a credit card. Everybody also must have heard of Charity Miles from which you earn by just lacing up those walking shoes and taking a scenic trip, going for a joyous cycle, or by putting on those running shoes and going out to put the miles in.
Things to remember when donating is first to stay smart. Unfortunately, many charities are using donations irresponsibly for wrong purpose putting other good, responsible ones also on a bad reputation. It is very approving having desire to help others, but it is also very important to thoroughly check and make sure your money goes for proper cause. Take your time and choose the way that works best for you because in any case, it will work even better for one that needs it.
Children are our greatest joy. From their innocence to mischievousness, there’s always some new way they explore the world with all its beautiful colours. Most kids are born with innate sensitivities towards crafts, arts, and music. These talents should be nurtured and cared for, encouraged and given a new dimension to discover more unique skills. Jewellery making is one such craft. It is therapeutic, increases focus and concentration, and improves motor skills.
Not only is jewellery making an excellent way to introduce something brand new and novel to children, but also is a great way to relax and spend time with them. Quality bonding time with kids is a sporadic thing that takes place once in a blue moon. Jewellery crafts promote creativity and give a boost to the self-confidence of your children. Kind words, encouragement and the opportunity to create and wear something new is sure to bring out the best in your children.
Let us look at some ways to make homemade jewellery with Katie from Orla James.
Clay beads jewellery
If you have little girls at home who want to express their own fashion sense, then the clay bead jewellery is sure to be a hit. Polymer clay is available at almost all craft supply stores and comes in a variety of colours.
To make clay beads jewellery, you will need a little polymer clay, mineral oil, an oven-proof pan, thread, toothpick, and a needle.
Cut up the clay into small pieces, add a drop of mineral oil, and round them up into little balls. Once done, pierce the ball with a toothpick through the centre. Lay all the colourful polymer clay beads on a baking pan and bake according to the instructions on the polymer clay packet.
Once done, let the beads cool and thread the beads (with the help of the needle) to fashion a bracelet, necklace, or a friendship band to give to friends.
Coloured pasta necklace
Coloured pasta jewellery is a fun way to spend time with kids. Boys and girls love wearing coloured pasta necklaces while they play with friends or just run around the park. All you need are pasta shells (preferable penne), hand sanitiser, freezer bags, matchstick, strong thread, tape, and food colouring.
In the freezer bags, add a handful of pasta and a drop of sanitiser. Shake well so that all the pasta is coated well. Now add food colouring and shake the bag to cover all pasta shells with the colour. Empty the pasta shells onto an old newspaper and allow to dry off completely.
Make separate freezer bags for different colors.
Once dried, tie the thread to a matchstick and secure it with a little tape. Now you can make bracelets and neck pieces for your kids from regular pasta.
Most parents today feel the need to teach their children about reuse and recycling. Boys and girls are more aware of the ecological balance of our world than many adults. Ready-to-seed jewellery is a beautiful way to help your little one with his or her green thumb.
What you will need are seeds, clay (preferably air dry), dry vegetable compost (without manure or animal parts), bowl, toothpick, food colouring, hemp twine, and paintbrushes.
Mix the seeds, compost, and clay together in the ratio 1: 1: 4. (1-part seeds, 1-part compost, and 4-parts of clay) and knead together in a bowl. Once done, roll the mixture into bead sized balls or oblong pieces. Pierce through the centre of these pieces with a toothpick. Let dry over the next few days.
Once dried, use a paintbrush and paint organic food colour (undiluted) directly on to the beads. Let dry. Now thread together with hemp twine.
This jewellery is ready to plant whenever your little ones get bored with their jewellery. Simple bury the fashion pieces in the soil, provide water and wait for your seeds to grow into plants.
Toilet roll bracelet and anklets
Keeping in mind the eco-friendliness and do-it-yourself for this project, we bring you the toilet roll bracelet and anklet. What you need are toilet roll cores, glue, wool yarn, and transparent tape. Cut the toilet roll core into three equal parts (you can slice the roll to make an expendable bracelet or anklet) and start wrapping the wool yarn in clean lines. Use tape to secure the end of the thread to the core before starting. Once done, glue on to the base to keep secure. Use colourful wool yarn or single toned ones to add colour to the jewellery. Your anklet and bracelet are ready to be worn!
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