Low self-confidence and low self-awareness are two developmental problems of underprivileged children. These children are easily influenced by the environment and cause in behavioral deviations. The Mustard Seed Mission hosts Challenge Camp for underprivileged children. In the camp, we bring children to sink in a good community so that they can learn from good role models. They will also know an assumption that even they are not perfect, they still have good things inside of them.
In the age of 12 to 18 years old, children are in the stage of self-cognition. For underprivileged children who don't have enough resources and family support, they often have problems with low self-confidence and self-awareness. Moreover, they often stay outside during summer break and their parents are working all day couldn't take well care of them often. Thus, these children might be easy to join some groups because they want to validate their own existence or earn peer's attentions.
The Challenge Camp project is set up for underprivileged children in order to offer them a sound environment. In the environment, children are able to generate positive imitation and learning; plus, they will know and accept themselves through teamwork. In the camp, we also teach them how to manage their budget to cultivate them to build good habit and attitude in their lives. We hope through the camp, children could be more confident and have the courage to face future challenges.
1. Serve 180 children per year. 2. Improve children's self-awareness and self-confidence in order to encourage them to achieve their goal and aware their own abilities. 3. Improve children's capacities to work in team in order to develop their interpersonal interaction and broaden their view. 4. Build children's characters and learn to share and take care of one another.