Pyjama Angels helping children to soar
TO MAKE a change in someone’s life can sometimes take just one hour a week yet make a world of difference for their future.
The Pyjama Foundation is helping children make that transformation.
Foundation regional co-ordinator Hayley Taylor said the organisation was always looking for Pyjama Angels to help tutor foster children in need of academic and life skills training.
“The area I cover is Gladstone, Emerald, Biloela and Rockhampton and we need help with foster children to give them support to help them develop in life,” Ms Taylor said.
“If anyone has time to spare, we will give them training and you don’t have to be a teacher, you can be a mentor and help a child in our community.”
Ms Taylor was a Pyjama Angel then moved into the co-ordinator role.
Ms Taylor became involved because she wanted to give back to the community and help disadvantaged children.
One program, Love of Learning, focuses on educational games, reading books aloud and helping with homework.
“One of our children in care got a high school scholarship to help pay for her study and she was really stoked and rapt about it,” Ms Taylor said.
“Overall our goals are to have positive mentoring with literacy and numeracy, life skills and work on the children’s self-confidence along the way.”
For more information visit www.thepyjama foundation.com.
TUTORING DIFFERNCE: Pyjama Foundation co-ordinator Hayley Taylor helps Charlotte Hoad, 6, with some educational mentoring support.