Holiday fun keeps kids busy

2018-07-17 06:01
Where Rainbows Meet held its holiday programme last week.

Where Rainbows Meet held its holiday programme last week.

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Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation’ hosted its second holiday programme for the year in Vrygrond last week. The programme consisted of many activities such as life skills, teambuilding and youth workshops.

Fun and games such as skipping with a skipping rope, soccer, netball, jumping in sacks (big brown bags), potato or egg on a tablespoon, relay races, hopscotch, “drie blikkies”, storytelling, “nikkies” and so much more.

“The children enjoyed themselves so much they never wanted each day to end.

They were ecstatic and happy, eager to learn and overjoyed; they participated in each and every activity with ease. Freedom is in their grasp. With our staff and youth leaders safely watching over them, protecting them and interacting with them, they could be free and be the amazing kids that they are, they could explore, experience and most importantly also have fun,” says WRM’s project director Kyle Cupido.

The Foundation provided the kids and youth with a snack (peanut butter and jam sandwiches), a fruit and a cup of juice. At lunchtime they receive a warm plate of food such as pasta, lentil curry, samp and beans, a cabbage dish, mixed vegetable dish, soup or chicken curry, also served with a cup of juice.

At the end of every day’s programme they were gifted with a party pack to take home and enjoy.

Cupido says the organisation kept 300 children and youth off the streets these school holidays, not only from Vrygrond but surrounding areas as well, while teaching them how to manage their time productively and kept them away from all negativities.

“We empowered them as our future leaders of tomorrow as well as showed them that drugs, alcohol and crime is not learning, benefiting them or having fun in any way, only that it is wrong, that their education is important, a priority and that there are better and beautiful things in life to experience and to achieve.”

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