Besides our summer camps, we are activitly trying to increase the number of times we see the children during the school year. This is very important to us because this way we can create opportunities for actively keeping in touch with the participants, we can map out their needs for the camps, we can involve new volunteers and children during the year, and most importantly: we can have fun!
Every year, we are trying to visit all of our four villages and preparing with complex exercises that is both suitable for befriending the children and is educational. Because we only have the weekend, we do not have much time but we are organising the programme around a single topic, and within the activities play simlper games with the participating kids. Topics have included film making, health and body, and interviewing and news.