Mayoral Award for Excellence 2004
Mission Statement :
Child Connection is a New Zealand Registered Charity
Our aim is to introduce Children Massaging Children (CMC) and other touch and massage programmes created by Eva Scherer, the founder of the organisation, into education systems in order to reduce stress, decrease depression and violence, prevent bullying and social pathologies.
We stand for the fundamental right of all children to feel closeness and belonging - an essential and basic factor for their life, health and well-being. Our programmes teach Peace and Empathy in the purest way.Read more.
We communicate more and more using technology and machines. Children's natural play is being replaced by sitting in front of TV and computers. We must not forget that everyone needs physical and psychological/relational contact with other people. It gives nourishment for both the giver as well as the receiver. Today it is known that children can not develop properly without touch. Experiencing touch in a safe environment needs to be part of everyday family life and also of mainstream education system with the correct protocols prepared by professionals. Our massage programmes meet educational legislation requirements, are safe and user-friendly. They provide tools for teachers and care givers to create a happy tone in daycare centres, classrooms, sports camps and make teachers'/caregiver's job more rewarding, satisfying and pleasurable. Several academic research prove their efficacy. Read less.