Low self-confidence and low self-awareness are 2 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 Taiwan. During the camp, children are encouraged to self-explore, find out ones own uniqueness and achieve self-affirmation. Through tasks solving and teamwork, they learn positive interactions with others as a breakthrough.
For the underprivileged children, lacking positive family experience, they often have problems with low self-achievement and self-awareness. We discovered that the majority showed the symptoms of trauma, both physically and psychologically. Veiled in a shadow of insufficiency, vulnerable children tend to have no confidence for oneself and no motivation for future goals. Moreover, they do not have chance to understand positive personal interaction which causing a sense of isolation....
Summer camps are set up for underprivileged children in order to offer them a safe environment with positive social interactions and learning by exploring. With activities like Rappelling, Hiking, and Marathon, children will encounter obstacles and the limitation of oneself and have to learn teamwork and gain the courage and perseverance to pass these tasks. Also, as a great start of next step they also learn to manage their budget, build up good habits and attitudes to face future challenges!
1. Improve children's self-awareness and self-confidence. 2. Encourage children to treasure ones own uniqueness and discover their talents and capabilities. 3. Gaining positive interpersonal interaction, learn to teamwork and accept the imperfectness of others and oneself. 4. Build children's characters and learn to share and take care of one another.