Boeken van Biblionef

Stichting Biblionef verstrekt boeken voor kinderen in ontwikkelingslanden die geen beschikking hebben over leer- of leesboeken of ander les materiaal.

Wij deden bij hen een aanvraag voor boeken voor het nieuwe centrum in Phulbari. Immers ook kinderen met een handicap kunnen veel plezier beleven aan boeken, leren door ervaren met voelboeken en door kijken naar de mooie plaatjes en voorstellingen.

Ruim 90 boeken kregen we cadeau in een prachtige variatie van leerboek tellen, leren van letters en woordjes, van  reken-  tot voel- en ervaringsboekjes en indrukwekkende uitklapboeken, van allerlei niveau  en makelij. De boeken van Biblionef zijn in Phulbari meteen in gebruik genomen.

We hebben ze in een kast gezet bij het andere ontwikkelingsmateriaal en gedurende de dagen dat  de kinderen kwamen voor het eerste onderzoek hebben we de boeken erbij gepakt. De kinderen keken hun ogen uit, want de meeste hebben en kennen helemaal geen boeken. Eén jongen kon al een beetje Engels spellen en lezen, want hij zit op school en komt alleen voor therapie. Hij was helemaal trots ( zie foto met Engelse boekje), maar alle kinderen genoten ervan. Ook de moeders keken hun ogen uit.

Een aantal kinderen kan de handen niet gebruiken waardoor we moesten helpen door het boek te laten zien en de bladzijdes om slaan, maar ze vonden het helemaal gaaf. En ze wilden steeds meer boeken bekijken.

Nu het dagcentrum gestart is ( 4 januari) zal het team de boeken gebruiken bij de preschool groep, maar de belevingsboeken zijn ook erg geschikt voor de laag niveau kinderen, vooral de voelboekjes zijn heel erg fijn en de boekjes met een rammeltje. Het is echt leuk en ik ben er heel blij mee en ben er trots op dat de boeken gelijk gebruikt worden.

Hartelijk dank aan Stichting Biblionef.

Op de fotopagina staan nog wat foto’s, waarop te zien is hoe de boeken in gebruik zijn genomen.

Finance

Policy

Kelly Olsthoorn – volunteer

I work professionally with children that are severely multiple handicapped. Their situation from birth is the same as those of the children in Bangladesh the PhySCI Foundation supports. However,  the Dutch children are helped by many professionals in many ways to develop themselves to the maximum of their potential. Ria Schmitz informed me about the problems multiple handicapped children in Bangladesh have. I decided to go to Bangladesh as a volunteer to offer professional help to the mothers and caretakers in improving opportunities for play to stimulate the educational development of the children and facilitate communication with them.

Marian van Kalmthout – member of the board

As a physiotherapist and friend of Ria Schmitz, I appreciate the special help PhySCI gives in Bangladesh and the progress the foundation has made. It makes an important difference in the life of many underprivileged families. As a member of the executive board I developed the PhySCI-logo and –leaflet. I also look for sponsors in my network. Still working as a physiotherapist, I hope to help the foundation professionally in achieving its aim.

Gerard van Dijk – treasurer

For many years I was a volunteer in many sectors of activities for youth. That motivated me to become treasurer of the executive board of PhySCI. I hope that my professional skills in financial control and accountancy will help to further the results of the foundation. To achieve this we need the money from the benefactors and the earnings from activities. My concern is to spend the funds in a way we make the most of them so that more children and their parents have a dignified existence and enjoy their life together.

Trees Hessing – secretary

Inspired by the dedication of the volunteers, but also of the benefactors and the people that help to organize events to promote the work for PhySCI, I am honored to be secretary of the executive board of PhySCI. Since secondary school Ria Schmitz and I are friends. We share hobbies and passions since then. Her work in Bangladesh inspires me to find more volunteers and  benefactors. I am happy to send letters of thanks to the many people that forward the work of PhySCI.

Ria Schmitz – president

I am a physiotherapist and have 20 years’ experience in the field of children with a handicap. Eight years ago I traveled for the first time to Bangladesh as volunteer. Eight weeks I worked with children with physical or multiple handicaps. By helping the children with my skills on physiotherapy and methods of educational support, I found my aim in life. Transferring knowledge about possibilities for development to parents and caregivers was the key to further sustainable improvement in the conditions of life for these children. In 2013, after many visits as a volunteer, I decided to establish the PhySCI Foundation. Besides knowledge for parents and caregivers to help the handicapped children, they also need ample appliances, daycare facilities, materials for play and development. The support and funds of PhySCI helps to create better facilities and more quality in the care for children in need, living in poor circumstances. It warms my heart to be able to help improve the chances for development and happiness of these special children.

Ria Schmitz – president

I am a physiotherapist and have 20 years’ experience in the field of children with a handicap. Eight years ago I traveled for the first time to Bangladesh as volunteer. Eight weeks I worked with children with physical or multiple handicaps. By helping the children with my skills on physiotherapy and methods of educational support, I found my aim in life. Transferring knowledge about possibilities for development to parents and caregivers was the key to further sustainable improvement in the conditions of life for these children. In 2013, after many visits as a volunteer, I decided to establish the PhySCI Foundation. Besides knowledge for parents and caregivers to help the handicapped children, they also need ample appliances, daycare facilities, materials for play and development. The support and funds of PhySCI helps to create better facilities and more quality in the care for children in need, living in poor circumstances. It warms my heart to be able to help improve the chances for development and happiness of these special children.