– From the perspective of an NGO support volunteer –
This week Care2Travel went to the town of Csíkbánkfalva to implement a 4 day English
Summer Camp for over 80(!!) kids ranging in age from 5 to 14. We worked with the local teachers and some local volunteers.
The first day started out with a group exercise lead by our fitness expert Mike.The kids did everything from running to burpees to jumping jacks. The kids were then separated into 4 different groups with an equal range of ages and skills. They then went to their classrooms and worked together to create a team flag. Every single person contributed to their flags and the team work was amazing. The big kids also helped some of the younger kids with their drawings! After the flags were created and laminated it was time for some competition!
The kids did a variety of games to see whose team would come out on top for that day!
After the competition the kids went back to their classrooms with their teams and the wonderful teachers and volunteers (both local and international) to learn some English! Each room was assigned around 20 words to learn and review. The volunteer would write the word on the board in English and the students would then repeat the word, write it down, and then write the Hungarian translation. Every day at camp the students will be learning around the same number of words while reviewing the words from the previous days. At the end of the week the kids will have learned and reviewed around 80 new words!
This camp would not have been a reality without the incredible team work of the Care2Travel team, local volunteers, and our international volunteers who have worked hard all summer to set up camps just like this for many different towns around the area. Thank you to all who have helped out in any way to make such a difference for these children!