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For the Love of a Child is a Scottish Christian faith based charity and was founded in 2010 by Tom and Donna Jennings following the tragic death of their little boy Samuel.
Sam died suddenly at just five years old from heart failure whilst happily playing at a fruit farm. This tragedy was the catalyst for Tom and Donna to look for ways to bring hope and love into the lives of children and families who have also suffered with trauma and loss.
The trauma of war has been so well documented throughout history and war can have a profound psycological effect upon children. As a charity we feel we have an obligation to do something before we loose a generation.
Children find it really difficult to express themselves which is why through using art, stories and play it can allow a child to begin to process their trauma.
Through our projects for pre school children we want to train and support those on the ground. We have developed a programme that allows the children to explore, unlock and process their trauma safely.
We have worked in lebanon on the Syrian border, Afghanistan and we are currently hoping to work in Iraq. We have also worked in countries that have high rates of child prostitution and child labour, India and Pakistan.
Donna Jennings the founder of for the love of a child (FLOC) is a drama therapist and has created a training programe called The Listening Stone. If you are a drama therapist, arts therapist, pychotherapist or a professional working with young children you can purchase the licence to become a practitioner in this programme.
All the money that is raised through this training programme goes into our projects to support young children.