Litke is located in Nógrád county with a population of 900, according to the research of Hunagrian Committee of Red Cross, it was the 139th poorest village in Hungary in 2017. We oragnized our first camp here, in order to do that our local connection, the help of András Oláh was essential. We got in touch with Bandi after we watched an exceptionally inspiring interview with him. He welcomed our idea with great enthusiasm and was a big help in finding the location for the camps, dormitory for volunteers and also in advertising our camps among local students, letting them know about this opportunity. The camp was a lifetime experience for everyone and we made a close connection with the community of the village. Since then, we have held four camps in Litke and organized several weekend visits throughout the year; furthermore with some of the children we even studied together at our overnight camp. By close coopertaion with Bandi we are trying to create more and more oppotunity to meet and study with the children.
Magyarbánhegyes with the population of 2700 is located in Békés county. Similarly to Litke, it is a seriously disadvantaged village in terms of economics, infrastucture and employement. We have a rather personal connection to Magyarbánhegyes as it is one of the founders of our organization, Ramóna Györfi’s hometown. Our activities had a huge success here as well, it was easy to establish a good relationship with the kids and their parents. Although the atmoshpere of the camps vary from village to village but the activties in summer camps, the studying, playing and crafting during weekend visits are common points in all villages including Magyarbánhegyes.
Lácacséke is a village located in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county with the population of 300. In 2017 it was the 7th poorest village, according to the reserach of Hungarian Charity in the Service of Malta. We held a camp for the first time here in 2017, got in touch with them through the oranization, Hungarian Charity in the Service of Malta after reading that their Moving Playground project reached this area too. We received tremendous help from the manager of Gyermekhaz, from the city Mayor and Deputy Major even before arriving, we were warmly welcomed by the children and their parents too.
Sajókaza is a village with population of 3000 located in the county of Borsod-Abaúj- Zemplén, it is also a seriously disadvanteg place regarding its infrastructure and economy. In Sajókaza we started to cooperate with school Dr Ámbédkar. They invited us to hold a camp in 2018 for the first time, in addition to the invitation, the school provided the location as well. Ámbédkar and us too were focusing mostly on Sólyomtelep as majority of the children are coming from there. Fortunately, our relationship with the children from Kaza is increasingly stronger, they trust us more and more, in 2019 some of them even participated in our overnight camp.