Another aspect of our program is entertaining children as a means of bringing some cheer into their lives. To do so, we don clown garb to deliver our message of hope in hospitals, kindergartens, schools, and the Caritas center for handicapped children, as well as old folks’ homes.
At another place we help out, a “school for special children”’ as it is known here, they teach a number of mentally and physically challenged children. Sadly, many of the children attending aren’t mentally handicapped, but because they are Romani (Gypsy), they simply lack local language skills to keep up in school.
We organized seminars to help these children to learn to read and learn math, plus receive a basic education on what they need to know in order to become regular citizens.
Gabriela has had a lot of experience teaching younger children, and the methods she's developed have proven to be very effective for children with learning disabilities. This developed into a program of Early Learning Seminars for Children with Special Needs, which Gabriela presents for both educators and mothers. Many had formerly given up on these children, so these seminars proved to be a turning point.