With an aim to inspire underprivileged children to pursue education for a better life and to satisfy children’s basic need for connectedness, belonging and acceptance, SAIUJYAM, in association with Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT), Bengaluru organized a fun-filled and interactive Summer Camp for children infected with HIV from the age group of 7 – 13 years.
This 3-day camp of fun-filled activities such as music, dance, painting, magic show indoor and outdoor games was held at St. Paul’s School Hostel, Camp, Belagavi from 14-16 April 2016 with 64 children and 15 volunteers attending the event from Belagavi, Gokak, Chikkodi, Raibag, Hubballi, Dharwad, Bidar and other far-flung villages of Belagavi Districts.
More than 90 participants, including parents/attendants of the children and volunteers attended the camp. Through the small fun-filled interactive sessions in the summer camp, we tried to teach the children to become independent and self-confident. The event was wrap up was with prize distribution, appreciation certificates and take away gifts for all.
The children were going back a happier lot with new friendships, 3 days of fun and frolic, good food and entertainment. Even if it was for a short while, the children were kept away from their homes or a situation that may exist in their homes or surrounding that isn’t healthy. SAIUJYAM achieved what they set out to achieve through this Summer Camp by giving the children a whole new experience of learning and evolving and also the motivation to organize a Summer camp every year.