We hope that you're enjoying the beautiful spring weather as much as we are! Finally, we can enjoy the warmth of the sun after a cold winter.
We have been busy with the children and we're thrilled to share some of our recent progress with you. Since November of last year, we've had three wonderful volunteers, Amela from Poland, Sjoerd from the Netherlands, and Linus from Germany, who visit After School Clubs daily. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work and dedication to our cause. In February, we welcomed Jilke from the Netherlands, who is staying until the end of the summer so she will be joining our annual summer camps. These volunteers have been working alongside other foreign volunteers tirelessly to help prepare fun and at the same time practical non-formal activities for the children.
The aforementioned three volunteers, Amela, Linus, and Sjoerd are slowly preparing to go home. When asked what was the best part of their volunteering they all said it was the fact that they could see the children improving day by day.
Our after-school clubs are located in six different villages, namely Csicsó, Bánkfalva, Delne, Pálfalva, Csomortán & Csatószeg. We are thrilled to be able to support these communities, and we've seen how much the children benefit from our program.
This time around we were also focusing on the environmental aspect of the after-school clubs. The volunteers did some litter picking around there together with the children. This activity not only helped to clean up the environment but also instilled in the children a sense of responsibility and care towards the community. The kids were excited to be part of the effort, and it was heartwarming to see them working together towards a common goal.
We also had some upcycling initiatives, where together with the children they made costumes from trash. It was a great opportunity to show the kids that trash can be turned into treasure and that even small things like using recycled materials can make a positive impact on the environment. The kids loved the idea and were excited to create unique costumes from materials that would otherwise have been discarded. Overall, this initiative was a great success, and we are incredibly proud of our volunteers and the children who participated.
As summer approaches, we will be holding our week-long camps in these villages. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn and grow as our previous summer camps have already proven that.
We are grateful for the support we've received and we're excited to continue making a positive impact on the lives of these children.
Thank you for your support and we hope to share more exciting updates with you in the future!