Summer camp bridges a gap in India
School’s out in India, and more than 100 children in Bangarupalyam have soaked up the fun at a CCFC-supported camp
By Lipi Jobson, CCFC, communications manager, India
BANGARUPALYAM, India — Fun was in high order in Bangarupalyam, India last week when more than 120 children gathered to play, eat, share and learn together at a summer camp supported by Christian Children’s Fund of Canada.
Children, between the ages of six and 14, came together from 20 villages at a school playground. “[They] were very active and friendly with their peers from different villages,” recalls Ranjith Charles, program manager of CCFC local partner organization, ROPES, which coordinated the camp. “It was a good opportunity for [them] to be exposed to children from different places.”
The campers played games such as lemon spoon, catch the friend, shot put, find friends and frog jump, learning about the importance of improving their mental and physical health through activity. In between games, they ate and sang, enjoying time together.
As the three-day camp wound down, the new friends shared their learnings about cooperation and voiced a heartfelt thanks to CCFC donors for the fun they shared.