Mini Summer Camp for Working Children at PTL School
Date: 16/7/2012
 
 
 

July 2012: 20 student volunteers from the Generation School organized and ran a 2-day summer camp at our Manzoor Colony School for working children. The goal of the mini summer camp was to give the children a chance to learn something other than the two hours of pure academics their working schedule allows.

 

The volunteers organized activities in Art, Sports and Drama for the students at our school and enjoyed getting an opportunity to give back to society by interacting with young children living and working in Karachi’s slums.

 

The children were divided into three groups in according to their grade level and three. 50 minute blocks of fun activities were conducted by each of the 3 volunteer groups – Art, Sports and Drama.

 

The Art team involved the children in origami, water colour painting, and freehand drawing using crayons – all of which yielded creative outcomes. The children were informed about the importance of conserving the environment and learned how to make paper bags, and how to use them as alternatives to plastic bags in every-day life. An art competition was also held among the children and the winners were awarded prizes.

 

The Drama team conjured up story-telling sessions that transported the children to a new world through acting. The children responded eagerly to the improv activities that followed. Children who shone above the rest in active class participation were awarded with prizes.

 

The Sports team was met with the most enthusiasm and eagerness. The children were overjoyed to escape to the rooftop and play under the sun. Games such as dog and the bone, basketball, and Time-out were played, and the children were taught the importance of sportsmanship, fair play and playing by the rules. Games between the 3 separate teams were played on Day 2 and the winning teams were awarded with gifts. 

 

During the activities on both the days, the children were treated with refreshments and taught the importance of hygiene and mannerisms. The volunteers tried to highlight the importance of throwing wrappers in the recycle bins and not on the roads.

 

The student volunteers said it was hard to say goodbye to the children, who only let them go after a promise to visit again soon. The volunteers and supervisors of the mini summer camp were very pleased with the active participating of the students as well as the enabling environment provided by the Zindagi Trust Academic Department. Zindagi Trust in turn would like to thank the Generation School for sending their student volunteers over – it was a great learning experience for all involved.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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