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When we bring games to children, of course, they repay us with smiles; but we also have the satisfaction to know that we help them grow stronger, with a sharpen mind, an expanded imagination, and fine motor skills.

We always look to contribute in projects that have a high added value. Sometimes we might chose to offer support for buying books or building a school, all with the same final purpose of creating better opportunities for children, to improve their chances for a better education and empower them to build a better future for themselves.

Below, you can see photos from every charity event that we organized. Just click the titles to open the gallery.

School building project – Lewis Howes with Pencilsofpromise

Ghana, Guatemala or Laos ~ March 24, 2017

We think that just like playing keeps a young spirit alive and dreaming no matter your age, education empowers children to follow their dreams and turn them into reality when they grow up. Thanks to our CSR Policy, the entire Quiver community makes a contribution towards providing children with a better future. This time we chose Lewis Howes’ project for our next donation. He has decided to celebrate his 34th year birthday by raising educational support for kids in places that won’t get it otherwise. With the help of Pencils of Promise, we are honored to be given the opportunity of being a part of Lewis’s latest effort of raising funds for building a new school which will benefit more than 100 children in one of Pencils of Promise’s three partner countries: Ghana, Guatemala or Laos. The school will be completed one year from funding completion date.

Thank you Lewis for being a hero to so many children out there.

Fundraiser: Lewis Howes
Crowdfunding organisation: Pencils of Promise
Sponsor: Quiver Time SRL
Donation: $2,000
Project total value: $35,000

Click here to find out more about the project.

All photos and information belong to Pencils of Promise and are published with owners consent.

Books for Afghan Girls School

North of Afganistan ~ June 30, 2016

After our first succesful campaign, this time, we decided to fund this great project set up by Sahar Education from Seattle. Literacy in Afghanistan is 38%, while women literacy doesn’t reach 25%. Since our CSR policy is targeted towards youth education, this project will improve the lives of girls from a rural North of Afghanistan village school, by enabling them to grow into their potential. 250 books on math, science and reading will give them a chance to a better life.

Project Owner: Sahar Education
Crowdfunding organisation: Global Giving
Sponsor: Quiver Time SRL

Click here to find out more about the project.

All photos and information belong to Global Giving and are published with owners consent.

Christmas Tabletop Games Giveaway

St. Stephen's House Orphanage, Bucharest, Romania ~ December 6, 2015

On Sunday we decided to make an early Santa surprise visit to the children by offering them sweets, toys, and many great board and card games.

All the children, 14 girls and 8 boys have greeted us with smiles and giggles. We had fun teaching them some of the most amusing and educational games out there:  Hedbanz, Activity, Monopoly Junior Frozen, Scrabble Junior, Spuzzle, Chinese Checkers, Jenga, Dobble, Traffic education, Uno Ninja Turtles, Spider-man boardgame, World Travel, Mucca Pazza, Ghoost! and Ligretto Red Set.

We can’t wait to do this again. 🙂

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

Many kids today are affected by executive functioning issues. This means they have trouble organizing and acting on information. More broadly, they lack the skills they need to plan, organize, remember things, prioritize, pay attention and get started on tasks.

Child psychologists think that card and board games improve children’s executive skills. In fact, they encourage parents to play with their children at home, instead of watching TV or doing homework for long hours.

For example, chess has proven to be an effective teaching method for kids with learning disabilities. Study reveals that students who received 4 hours of math and 1 hour of chess instruction each week, instead of 5 hours of math, showed more improvement in basic math skills like counting and addition. Source: parentingscience.com

SOME PRECIOUS LIFE LESSONS ARE EASILY TAUGHT BY CHILDREN WHO PLAY BOARD GAMES!

Scrabble

Anything you get in life is valuable, if you use it right.

Monopoly

You can’t just sit on the money. You must collect and spend it wisely.

Chess

Thinking ahead every scenario will leave you prepared for anything.

Mastermind

Step by step, with some wits, you can solve all life’s mysteries.

Clue

The consequences of your actions will determine who you are.

Chutes and Ladders

Life is full of ups and downs, but still leads to success.