Hello!  Welcome to a brand new blog for Dekko Foundation grantseekers.  We are absolutely dedicated to helping grantseekers understand our mission and the work that we want to accomplish.  We believe that great communication is the only way that understanding will come about.  So, here we go!


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You know how fun it is to float down stream in a canoe, right?  The scenery flows by.  The clouds glide overhead.  You’re relaxed.   The trip is effortless!  But have you ever tried to float upstream?  It’s as different as night and day…furious paddling…sweating…you NEVER notice the scenery!

At the Dekko Foundation we think that teaching children and young people is much like being in a canoe.

When the adult in the canoe considers the developmental needs of the children, it’s like a trip down stream.  On the other hand, if the adult arranges the environment (and the schedule) without stopping to consider what children need to grow and develop…he’s headed up stream.  There is furious paddling. There is sweating. And the scenery? What scenery?

We’d like to invest in some trips down stream. 

Want to know more? Click here. This idea won’t apply to everyone, but you’ll get the point.  You’ll be able to apply these thoughts to your work with children and youth of any age.  We want to hear from you!



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