Last Friday the CCT team went to Hope Home to s et up a creative worshop with the children there. Hope Home is a foster-care home for special needs children who are referred from the local government orphanage in Chiang Mai. This organization is a real chance for these kids! Thanks to their dedicated staff children can receive daily therapy and adapted care, which they would not get in orphanages.
Three of the children are blind and most of them cannot communicate properly. So we used art to stimulate their senses and feelings during the workshop.
We came with bags full of various materials including pieces of fabric, foil, cotton balls, dead flowers, papers and plastic. The children enjoyed touching the different textures and surfaces.
It is always great to see them experiencing and discovering new things! There were textures they liked better than others. Cotton, for example, was a big favourite because of its soft touch.
Then they had to glue the pieces on a big white sheet of paper.
We also had bubbles, which the kids don't get often and are always amazed at!