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The Journey to a Child's Voice

The T.E.K. Foundation CC Inc, known as Give a Child a Voice, represents more than an individual journey. It's a beacon of collective strength and resilience, shaped by interwoven stories. At the heart of its origin is the touching story of Eric Erdman.

Diagnosed with advanced brain cancer at 16, Eric's story is marked not by the struggles he faced, but by the remarkable kindness he received. This groundswell of support profoundly changed his outlook on life and fueled his drive to help others find their voices during tough times.

An essential chapter in Eric’s narrative involves his twin brother, Kyle, whose life of 11 days and birth weight of just 1lb 8oz became a poignant part of Eric's life story, especially as Kyle's passing coincided with Eric's birth.

Eric's passion and commitment established the foundation's principles. Today, its spirit and mission are championed by a dedicated team of individuals who share Eric’s vision. They are committed to continuing his legacy and expanding the foundation's reach and impact.

Since Eric's passing, the foundation has embraced a broader mission: to support children and families facing difficult circumstances, providing guidance, support, and a ray of hope during their most challenging moments.

Inspired by Eric's life, the "Give a Child a Voice" movement now prospers under this collective leadership. The T.E.K. Foundation CC Inc is a testament to the lasting legacies of Eric and Kyle and the relentless efforts of those who carry the torch forward. Together, they ensure that every child and family feels heard, supported, and empowered.

Our Founder, Eric Erdman believed, "We are like books on a shelf; we come in all shapes and sizes, some with more chapters than others. Each year of our lives we begin a new chapter with 365 blank pages waiting to be written. Through community, together we will make an impact, one child at a time, to help a child break their silence and find their voice".

Core Values:
 

Empowerment
We believe in giving children and families the tools and knowledge they need to face challenges head-on.

 

Advocacy
We raise awareness on issues like bullying, child abuse, and childhood illnesses, ensuring that no child feels alone in their struggle.

 

Resilience

Guided by the wisdom of our founder, Eric Erdman, we hold the conviction that even if we cannot always dictate our destiny, we possess the inherent strength to transcend our circumstances. In doing so, we pave a path of hope and fortitude that not only uplifts ourselves but also serves as a beacon for others.

Community

We recognize the strength in unity. Our foundation seeks to create a supportive network for families navigating                  through  their most trying times.
 

Education
Knowledge is power. We prioritize sharing valuable information to help children and families understand and address their challenges effectively.

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