GREAT HOPE – Breaking OUT of the Shells- discarding the labels

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Breaking OUT of the Shells- discarding the labels

DigunaAfter closing school, two of our boys (Humphrey and James) called to request if they could be included in the group that was going for the holiday camp. They had attended a last term camp and the thought of missing another was not something they anticipated… the impact was great and they pleaded to be included. However, there were new young people who needed such a life transforming introduction and the camp was organized.

To give our children a safe place to learn and grow, a camp does that. Camp allows children that were previously on the streets but settling in their families the opportunity to escape from labels that might have been created in their previous setting, such as life on the streets.

When it happened…

campTumaini Kwa Watoto considers it important the kind of experiences children reunited with families get especially during school holidays. This come with a faith based one week camp that at least 10-15 boys and girls attend.
The camp encourages spiritual growth through a bible-centered environment, allowing children to focus on their relationship with God. I
 At the camp, inclusion of counselors allows children to break out of their shells in a conducive environment while still providing a strong sense of mature supervision.

All this happened in an environment that was accessible and away from their home creating memories and life transforming experiences. This camp was held on 11th – 17th November and 14 young people in high school attended.

 Camp teaches them how to get along with other people both their peers and adults.