What We Do

Program Overview

Shania Kids Can is about implementing simple but efficient initiatives to increase equality in chances for kids in the program facing various difficulties. Here is the basic program model:

 
 

School applies for the Shania Kids Can program

To help underprivileged children

Schools located in areas where we are accepting applications can apply to begin a new program.

 

We setup a new kids clubhouse in the school

We build, furnish and hire support staff to run the new program

We hire qualified staff, furnish the designated program space (referred to as the SKC Clubhouse), procure food and nutrition supplies as well as recreational equipment and office supplies for the new program.

 
 
 

Kids receive support each day in the clubhouse

Academic, nutritional, therapeutic and extra-curricular

Each day, kids in the program receive:

  • Academic support
  • Fresh & nutritious food
  • Social/psychological support (access to counselor/therapist)
  • Vocational training
  • Teaching of practical life skills
  • Personal skills & talent development

After school, they are also given support for:

  • Musical, writing and artistic development
  • Vocational training
  • Assistance from a therapist

Click here to see the daily schedule of the Shania Kids Can program.
 

Click here to see photos from the Shania Kids Can program.

 

Kids are given a chance for success in life

Because of the support given to them from the program

Kids benefit from the fulfillment of their physiological needs, have a better education, a greater capacity for love and a social life, a greater sense of safety and security and a higher self-esteem.

 
 

We expect the program will help in the prevention of deteriorating effects on the lives of these children and the communities they live in by instilling skills that create confident, productive adults who contribute positively to society.  By helping less fortunate children reach their personal best in their daily lives at primary school age, may likely prevent the less positive alternative that too many children of lost potential face later in life, of becoming statistics that burden society rather than contributing to it.

Daily Program Schedule

Before School Begins

  • A breakfast, consisting of organic and healthy options, will be available in the SKC Clubhouse
     
  • The Program Leader is available for open discussions with the kids
     
  • The Program Leader is available to discuss the children's daily challenges and offer assistance
     

First Break/Recess

  • Healthy snacks are available in the SKC Clubhouse
     
  • The Program Leader is available to assist children with any challenges they have encountered, including but not limited to: academic, social, disciplinary
     
  • A small group activity will take place for the participants
     

Second Break/Recess

  • Healthy snacks are available in the SKC Clubhouse
     
  • The Program Leader is available to assist children with any challenges they have encountered, including but not limited to: academic, social, disciplinary;
     
  • A small group activity will take place for the participants 
      

After School

  • Support for school program
     
  • Support with homework
     
  • Social activities
     
  • Creative activities 

*Times are an approximation.

The Program Aims to:

  • Help educators identify children
  • Provide a safe, confidence-building environment adequate for kids to learn and develop
  • Support kids with academic program and social behavior
  • Provide all possible means to give the kids equality of chances in life
  • Provide support through listening and assisting kids with the difficulties life presents them
  • Ensure all children have nutritious food and snacks
  • Teach practical life skills and social skills
  • A “buddy” support from an older pupil
  • Meetings to discuss learning plans and transition between schools
  • Support to access further education or vocational training