By Pastor Bernd Siggelkow - Founder & Director of "Die Arche"
“What I like about ‘Die Arche’ is that I can do so much here – play football, learn to play the guitar or do handcrafts. I like to romp around in the ball pool. There is always someone around and here is just so much great stuff to play with.”
Even before Corona, war and inflation, the financial situation in families was tense and there was hardly any money for hobbies or leisure activities. Trips to a trampoline park, to the cinema or to the swimming hall, many of our Arche kids do not know any of this. Learning an instrument or going to a sports club – impossible for most.
In times when even a warm lunch is becoming a luxury for these families, it is more important that the children in our different locations can gain positive experiences and develop their potential. We see a lot of enthusiasm for new things blooming in our young guests every day. We discover unused talents that absolutely must be encouraged. In this way, the kids and teens can broaden their own horizons and ultimately hopefully escape the spiral of poverty. Only if we invest in the children now, there is a chance of positively changing their future situation.
In “Die Arche” they can learn new things in a playful way, forget everyday life, discover unexpected talents and be completely a child - carefree and undisturbed.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. It is a valuable help in this and all other projects, which we appreciate very much. May God bless you!
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