Py­jama An­gels help­ing chil­dren to soar

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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.

PHOTO: MIKE RICHARDS GLA240918PJMA

TU­TOR­ING DIFFERNCE: Py­jama Foun­da­tion co-or­di­na­tor Hay­ley Tay­lor helps Char­lotte Hoad, 6, with some ed­u­ca­tional men­tor­ing sup­port.

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