August Camp Bells are Ringing
As you are probably aware, the students of the Ngong Road Children’s Foundation (NRCF) live mainly in the slums, where they live difficult lives and have limited exposure to good physical and social amenities. Because of this, the annual August Camp is truly the highlight of the year for our students. With gratitude for sponsors, donors, and dedicated volunteers, our thriving camps have flourished for a decade, improving annually.
August Camp has many educational, well-being, and social objectives, all set in a fun, learning environment. Camp strives to:
- Provide unique, fun educational experiences.
- Improve health and well-being.
- Create a close-knit, supportive community, where students develop a strong sense of belonging and where they are exposed to and taught about good personal values.
- Develop leaders and teach leadership skills.
- Provide a new view of the world to all who attend camp, both students and international volunteers alike.
- Give students who live day-to-day lives in poverty and in difficult circumstances, the opportunity to just have fun and be kids in a safe environment.
The outcome is transformative, impacting students and volunteers from Kenya and abroad, altering lives through a profound experience. Our NRCF students are anxiously waiting for this year’s August Camp, which is scheduled for August 6th to 22nd. We’re crafting a dynamic program with indoor and outdoor activities to stimulate students both physically and mentally.
Run in an environment that encourages openness, the camp will include guest speakers who put emphasis on discipline. Hard work as cornerstones for success, as good classes to help students develop key personal and life skills to prepare them for their future careers. Help them grow up as responsible citizens.
I know our students are lucky to have both local and international sponsors and supporters who are touched by their plight and who generously sponsor their formal education. Camp goes beyond this and provides a means to develop the all-around person. As you can imagine, holding an off-site 17-day camp for our 377 students is costly. Against this background, in June we will be kindly inviting our enthusiastic supporters to make donations to ensure that every student gets the opportunity to attend this year’s camp.
I sincerely thank all stakeholders for dedicating time and funds, vital to the success of our previous camps. Grateful! Be on the lookout to “Send a Kid to Camp” this June!
Ngong Road Children’s Foundation