Moving Child

Moving Child supports financially disadvantaged babies, children, and teenagers worldwide.

Our main aim is to promote and enable access to basic health care as well as education and training. Recently, we also included environmental and nature protection projects into our support program.

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2022 end of term report: a turbulent year
2022 end of term report: a turbulent yearA turbulent year is coming to an end. The world is changing, and we all need to stop and think for a moment. In particular, the war in Ukraine, the still ongoing pandemic, and their effects on the financial market have had a major impact on the work carried out by foundations. Moving Child is no exception, and we too must deal with the changed financial situation. Above all, this means less financial certainty and increased planning insecurity in the coming years. Despite all this, we are delighted that we were able to continue financing all ongoing projects this year and even to support two additional projects. In this year’s end of term report, we would like to recall a few special highlights of the past year. A particular highlight for us was, as always, the personal contact with the children for whom we finance school fees in Laos and Thailand. It is something very special and heart-warming to see how small children develop into independent personalities and perceive the world with more and more finesse. We are very fortunate to be able to take part in their academic and especially their personal growth, and the close contact with the sponsored children and their parents was a great treat for us this year. Another project close to our hearts is also located in Laos: the Laos Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) in Luang Prabang. Since 2017, we have been supporting the Laotian children’s hospital of the Friends Without A Border association. We visited the hospital in person this year and met the new director of the hospital. During a tour of the hospital, we visited the new intensive care unit. In the intensive care unit, seriously and life-threateningly ill children and premature babies are treated. It was incredibly touching to see the little beings in the incubators fighting their way into life with all their might. The hospital’s reputation is well known, and infants are often brought from far away for treatment. The doctors and nurses at the hospital do a fantastic job under difficult conditions. However, the atmosphere at the hospital is very nice and a survey last year showed that over 90% of the staff are very happy to work there. The training program for Laotian doctors, which has been financed by Moving Child since the end of 2019, also continued well despite the Corona situation. This year was also marked by two big moves! The international Montessori school “Campus di Monaco” in Munich was finally able to move into its new school building this year and the new school year began on the beautiful new site. The new wooden building has a great atmosphere and offers much more space and opportunities for more than 300 students. In addition, the completion of the new buildings of the Annapurna Children’s Home in Nepal entered its final phase this year. The move to the new building was planned for this summer, but the shortage of building materials and a strong monsoon delayed construction by a few months. As in the previous year, we supported the organization Save the Children Germany. This time our special focus was on their aid project in Ukraine and supporting the children who have been affected by the war that has been raging since February. About 7.5 million children in Ukraine are at risk of homelessness, displacement, and psychological and physical harm. Important facilities such as schools and hospitals have been destroyed. We support Save the Children so that children in Ukraine can receive essential humanitarian aid. This includes, among other things, the provision of food, water, hygiene kits and safe places for the children. Since 2004, the Munich Ambulatory Children’s Hospice Foundation (AKM) has looked after families with terminally and life-threatening ill newborns, babies, children, young people and adults in all of Bavaria, as well as seriously ill parents with minors in the household. Moving Child has been supporting the foundation financially since last year, but our commitment goes beyond just financial aid. The strong desire to use their strength and resources to help families in crisis situations and to offer support has accompanied the two Moving Child managing directors Anna Schulz-Dornburg and Gertraud Leimstättner for a long time. In August of this year, the two completed their training as volunteers at the AKM crisis intervention service (RUF24). The RUF24 is a free 24/7 service from the AKM Foundation, where those affected can take advantage of telephone or personal advice in exceptional crisis situations. This offer gives people support and stability in stressful situations. We are proud to be part of the RUF24 team and to contribute to this important work. Another exciting project of the AKM Foundation, which we particularly supported this year, is the project “House ANNA“. House ANNA is a (partly) inpatient children’s hospice that aims to close the gap between outpatient and inpatient care. While fully inpatient facilities represent a temporary alternative to outpatient care and relieve families of everyday life stresses, semi-inpatient offers are always a complementary relief to everyday life chores. The opening of four houses is planned, whereby the first house ANNA (in Eichendorf, Lower Bavaria) is already under construction and is scheduled to open in summer 2023. Moving Child supported House ANNA in Eichendorf this year with a large financial donation for the interior design. Of course, a lot has happened in all of the projects we support over the last year. You can read more about the developments in the individual projects on our website. We would like to thank all projects for the wonderful cooperation this year. Of course, we would also like to thank in particular all donors for their trust and support! We wish you a good and healthy start into the new year! Sincerely, your Moving Child Team Anna, Gertraud und Ella [...] Read more...
November 2022 – Moving Child does voluntary service and house “ANNA”
November 2022 – Moving Child does voluntary service and house “ANNA”Since 2004, the Ambulatory Children’s Hospice Foundation in Munich (AKM) has looked after families with terminally and life-threateningly ill babies, children, adolescents, and adults throughout Bavaria, as well as seriously ill parents with minors in the household. Since last year, Moving Child has been financially supporting three of the foundation’s projects: 1) RUF24 (crisis intervention service), 2) therapy costs, and 3) child-friendly funerals. More about this in our blog post from November 2020. Our focus today is on RUF24, the free 24/7 crisis intervention service from the AKM. Those affected can call RUF24 for advice and counselling in exceptional crisis situations. In addition, the full-time and voluntary employees of RUF24 come to the home or clinic of the affected within two hours’ notice. This offer gives people support and stability in stressful situations. Moving Child was so convinced of the work done at RUF24 that we decided to finance the basic RUF24 offer for three years. But that’s not all. “I want to stand by people in a serious crisis.” This is the inner wish and also the self-commitment that the volunteers from the crisis intervention service (RUF24) of the (AKM) carry within themselves. Since August 2022, Moving Child managing directors Anna Schulz-Dornburg and Gertraud Leimstättner have also been part of this team. The intrinsic need to use their strength to help families in a crisis situation and to offer support has accompanied them for a long time. In a training course, volunteers of the RUF24 are intensively prepared for the difficult but important work. The training covers topics such as: What is trauma? What is a crisis? How do I support families in crisis situations? How do I take care of myself so that I can support others in crises? The aim of the voluntary work is to support and accompany families whose child is in an acute life-threatening situation. The full-time and voluntary employees look after and accompany the patients starting from the diagnosis. They relieve families in these extremely hard mental and physical situations and support them with a professional team of doctors, psychologists, social workers, midwives and nurses. In addition, the AKM foundation offers other helpful and supportive projects, such as outpatient hospice work, aftercare projects (e.g., meetings for those affected, creative offers, and bereavement groups), and family counselling. But AKM also supports “heart’s desires” (a project that fulfils special wishes), sibling days, and holidays for the whole family. All of these offers enable the terminally or life-threateningly ill children, adolescents, young adults, and their families to enjoy moments of safety and normality. A (future) project of the AKM that is slowly taking shape is particularly interesting: “House ANNA”. House ANNA is a inpatient children’s hospice that aims to close the gap between outpatient and inpatient care. House ANNA consists of three modules: (Partial) in-patient day and night hospice for children and young people, i.e., regular care of young patients during the day, spontaneously by the hour, if necessary, as well as regularly at night and over the weekend. In addition, a fully inpatient children’s hospice service in two family apartments to care for the whole family in special circumstances. Center for outpatient care: Nursing advice and specialist advice for caring relatives, socio-medical and participation-oriented aftercare, outpatient children’s hospice work with constant availability through 24/7 crisis intervention (RUF24). Young people living in shared flats (still in conception). While fully inpatient facilities represent a temporary alternative to outpatient care and relieve families of everyday life, semi-inpatient offers are always a complementary relief in everyday life. The semi-stationary area thus supports the parents in coping with everyday life. The opening of four houses is planned, whereby the first house ANNA (in Eichendorf, Lower Bavaria) is already under construction and is scheduled to open in summer 2023. Moving Child supports  house ANNA in Eichendorf with a generous financial donation for the interior design and equipment. [...] Read more...
October 2022 – AETAS Children’s Foundation
October 2022 – AETAS Children’s FoundationWith this blog entry we want to focus on a special, Munich-based enterprise and the foundation that arose from it: AETAS. AETAS has been a funeral home with a very special approach for over 20 years. At AETAS funerals are treated and conducted with great sensitivity: bright, open rooms offer a safe and tranquil environment in which it is easy to say goodbye peacefully. The support of the AETAS team is a strong anchor in a difficult process, which helps to gather strength and find comfort in this difficult time. AETAS is special with their focus on a life-affirming feeling, which is expressed in one of its themes: “life culture”. AETAS also offers a wide range of events that are not only aimed at mourners and, amongst other topics, deal with death and farewells in a variety of ways. BUT AETAS is much more than a funeral home. Over many years grew, from the daily contact with the bereaved, the need to do even more for the mourners in these extraordinary hard and straining situations. Further support should be offered especially for grieving and traumatized children and parents. This support is now offered by the AETAS Children’s Foundation. Since 2013, the non-profit trust foundation has been managed on a voluntary basis by founder Florian Rauch, with Tita Kern and Simon Finkeldei taking on the practical management of the foundation. The AETAS Children’s Foundation has set itself the goal of caring for children and young people after a drastic, traumatic event. The foundation provides professional child crisis intervention and their work, which to date is unique in Germany, goes far beyond initial care. Their concept of early intervention (i.e., “Aufsuchende Psychosozial-Systemischen Notfallversorgung”, which translates approximately to “Visiting Psychosocial-Systemic Emergency Care”) is the basis of the trauma therapy work of the AETAS specialists. Children between the ages of 0 and 17 and their caregivers can take advantage of the offers of the AETAS Children’s Foundation. Acute counseling (shortly after the incident), regular counseling (up to 1 year after the incident) and group activities (such as climbing, creative weekends, festival of lights) are offered. The AETAS Children’s Foundation is unique in that it closes the gap between first aid (emergency care) and care that is necessary in the event of possible illness as a result of the trauma. The AETAS Children’s Foundation accompanies and counsels preventively if no “disease” has been diagnosed (yet) but a traumatic event has occurred. Moving Child has been supporting the ATEAS Children’s Foundation since 2021, among other things with the financial means for personnel, material costs, and private tuition. “The funding from Moving Child has not only supported our work with the affected children and their relatives in a variety of ways, but in many ways made it possible in the first place due to the amount. With this help, we can meet a need for help that would otherwise go unaided. The support provided by Moving Child is currently one of the most effective forms of support for the AETAS Children’s Foundation.” – Annual Report 2021/22 of the AETAS Children’s Foundation [...] Read more...