Danks Trust helping make Confident Kids

18 May 2021

Over the past two years, we have seen a big jump in demand for our education programs teaching social skills to deaf children aged 6-12.

Primary school is a challenging time for these kids. Hearing loss can make it very hard to take part in learning, work as part of a team, and ‘fit in’ with other children.

Without clinical support, kids with hearing loss can fall behind academically, and become isolated. This can have a harmful impact on both their emotional wellbeing and their futures as adults.

Our Confident Kids Initiative focuses on developing social skills and emotional resilience. As part of this, we run groups made for primary school kids; one group for kids aged 6-8 and another for kids aged 9-12.

These programs ensure that deaf children learn all the skills they need to engage with others at school, including their schoolmates and teachers.

With these skills, they can fully benefit from the educational and social opportunities of primary school, allowing them to do well in the future.

None of this would be possible without the support of the Danks Trust, who provided a grant for these life-changing programs.

Their generosity has had a transformative impact on these children, setting them up for lives of happiness and success.

A big thank you to the Danks Trust. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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