A special day with special kids at House Of Groomers Academy

From waking up early to prepare breakfast, put in a first load of laundry to working all day and driving children all afternoon, most of us have little time to think about volunteering for community projects. But busy schedules do not mean we have to write off community involvement completely. The world would be a better place if everyone were to take time off to assist and lend a hand to the less fortunate and those who need special help.

 

A special day with special kids at House Of Groomers Academy A special day with special kids at House Of Groomers Academy A special day with special kids at House Of Groomers Academy

 

On the 16 September 2011, the Calvary Centre For Independent Living Skills “Cavalryland”, an integrated social care centre that house and teaches teenagers with special needs and learning difficulties forged a special friendship with House Of Groomers Academy. Calvaryland was officially open in early 2011, it is a centre that caters to children and teenagers with special needs and prepares them so that they are able to live among the society and become responsible citizens. Their disabilities included Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and slow learners. People with learning difficulties face a lot of discrimination and most are unwilling to employ them. In reality, they can be train and be as good a worker, all they need is opportunities from the society.

 

A special day with special kids at House Of Groomers Academy A special day with special kids at House Of Groomers Academy A special day with special kids at House Of Groomers Academy

 

At House Of Groomers Academy, one of the tenets of being a responsible groomer is to serve and assist charitable and welfare organisations. House Of Groomers introduced pet grooming to the special kids and provided an insight to the life of groomers who lives were dedicated to work with animals. The teenagers from the Cavalryland were introduced to dog grooming and other related activities. The children were thrilled and excited to learn about dog grooming, despite their special needs, they were keen learners. They were treated with refreshments, videos of dog breeds, introduction to dog grooming and learning dog handling and behavior. Students and teachers of House of Groomers Academy were friendly and make sure the special children were provided with special care and attention. The children enjoyed their moments and requested to learn more at House Of Groomers on their school breaks.

More organisations should emulate House Of Groomers Academy in taking time to introduce their professional and specialised skills to the needy and take time off to give back to the society no matter how big or small the contribution may be.