What do our parents say?
What if self-fitting education does not fit! What if your child constantly has to walk on his toes? What if your child cannot be who he is because it is "imposed" in which way he must follow education? What if this gives your child the feeling that he is always not doing well enough? Unfortunately, our child has been experiencing this for years.
Result: A "home-sitter". A talented child with a gifted iq with zero self-confidence
Our child! As parents, we are so glad that we came across the Acato site by chance.
Result in 4 weeks: A child who has not missed a day! Despite the struggles he struggles with daily, he now goes to school. How is that possible?
Safety and being able to be who you are! A child that can grow! Our child!
Every child deserves this! And all parents too!)
The day I opened the newspaper and read Sas Boot's article on Acato changed our lives. For almost two years, my son had been sitting at home for the most part. And he was slipping away more and more. He has an IQ of 129 but nowhere was there a safe place for my 14-year old. Here, children are allowed to be who they really are. And they work with so much love and passion. My son has blossomed from day one. He has hope for his future again. At Acato, he is studying for his secondary school diploma and, in practical terms, for an interior stylist. He goes every day with great pleasure and comes home happy. What a miracle. Thanks to Acato, there's a future for my child and as a mother I can live again now that my child is happy again.
We were asked what Acato means to us... Well... a whole life changed for your child and therefore for yourself. How I've seen my own child change from a rebellious, sometimes almost unmanageable, unhappy and bored child to a child who wants to discover the world again, wants to be happy and is increasingly so, comes up with all sorts of great ideas and wants to carry them out and learn for them, she dives completely into her creativity again and because of this feels herself again, makes her own appointments and discusses what is necessary at Acato and even dares to take the metro on her own.
I never expected to see so much change in my child in such a short time. She is now a child who can be proud of herself and is increasingly so. And of course I am very proud of her!
What a difference it makes when a child has the feeling to be a human being with its own responsibility, with its own thoughts and is allowed to put these into action, is allowed to live in its own freedom, yet is allowed to be together with others in its own way, is allowed to have the feeling that the world is open to you and can receive you with open arms. Because I look through my daughter's eyes and see the much more beautiful world that Acato brings her. And so she brings a piece of Acato home with her. And through that piece, so much more happiness and freedom.
All praise to Sas, who set this up and to all the staff who ensure that there is a safe haven for children and young people who have nowhere to go. Thank you so much!
ACATO: A loving & creative environment where our child, after a long difficult search and 9 months of being at home, was again received with attention and was seen and appreciated as the person he is. Finally a school mum where I feel nice and seen'.