The Brighter Futures Project is an initiative by the BeChild program. Through the Brighter Futures Project we aim to equip educators (Nursery, Primary and Secondary education) with the right tools to help build brighter futures for our children. An attempt to holistically approach the wellbeing of our children and make change for future generations.
Our childhood and experiences as children is what defines our success in adulthood. Through the brighter futures project we offer free workshops focusing on the most influential of all people we come across during our childhood, OUR TEACHERS. The people with whom we form the very first attachments outside our immediate family and the people responsible to pass on knowledge, love and respect.
The Brighter futures project aims to equip teachers / educators with the tools necessary to help children grow with the outmost respect, self confidence and self esteem. At the same time through the Brighter futures Project we support the work of the Dr Yiota Demetriou – The dancing queen foundation and the Children with Liver conditions foundation by offering all proceeds of the day in support of the foundations and their work.
Below you can find an outline of the workshops that are going to be held on the day.
Registration for the event on the day will begin at 8:30. Pick up your badge, enjoy a cup of coffee and meet fellow attendees and get a head start on taking action on your ideas.
Loukas Stylianou, Founder and Programs Coordinator of the BeChild Psychoeducation and Lifeskills workshops will welcome the teams to the workshop.
Katerina Chrisostomou, of Dr Yiota Demetriou – The dancing queen foundation welcomes the teams to the workshops and introduces the work of the foundation.
Maria Ioannou, President of the Children with Liver conditions foundation, addresses welcome to the teams and introduces the work of the foundation.
This workshop aims to explore the theory of attachment strategies, giving particular attention to identifying and coping with disruptive or unhelpful behaviours using positive interventions in the classroom. Theory will be given in an active and experiential learning style and participants will be asked to consider their own attachment strategies, this will then better equip them to understand their own part in relating to their pupils. There will be time to consider the positive motivation behind behaviours and to identify when a child or young person may need referral to other services. Time will also be given for questions and reflections.
During the speech Maria Loukaidou will address contemporary issues and offer solutions in running and administration of a school environment.
The day concludes.
Ph.D., Systemic Psychotherapist, Associate Professor in Social Psychology University of Ioannina
Drama Therapist, Psychotherapist / University Of Nottingham Lecturer
During the workshop, educators will be able to acquire tools that are going to be used on their daily interaction with children in a school setting. Learning to recognize difficulties and intervene is of vital importance to the healthy growth of our children.
The event is a unique opportunity to get a valuable insight into children’s psychology and well-being. Taught by instructors and published researchers of global reach from TOP UK and GREEK universities, attendees will get the opportunity to participate in seminars and workshops that are going to enrich the portfolio and education toolbox.
The event is exclusive to professionals in the education industry. Educators (Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary teachers) of all levels should attend the event. Due to the limited spaces we will take bookings on a first come first served basis.
The event is completely FREE to attend for all level of educators (Nursery, Primary and Secondary education teachers). In an attempt to give back to the community all attendees will need to donate 2, 5 or 10 euros upon arrival on the day to the two foundations that have been chosen by the team. The two foundations are Dr Yiota Demetriou – The Dancing Queen foundation and The Children with liver conditions foundation (more info for which you can find on the links below). Both of which help vulnerable children in Cyprus.
Registration is simple. Register using the form below. Your registration is not confirmed until you have received an email confirming your seat at the workshop by a member of our team. Due to the limited spaces we will take bookings on a first come first served basis.
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Bechild... a program that offers a wealth of knowledge to our children... along with creativity, laughters and joy !!!
As a teacher (kindergarden and primary schools), I have learned that children need love. Perhaps the most important element of all though is the pay attention to the small behavioral signs that hide powerful messages. BeChild manages to understand and unfold the personality of the child using the right stimuli developing the child to becoming a responsible and respected adult.
As part of giving back to the community the attendees will have to make a donation during the day, the profits of which will be divided to two (2) foundations that work with children offering significant help to those who need it more: