Take children out of their modest routine and show them a bit of the world, and that may change their future.
That’s the thought behind the new program powered by KeepGiving foundation for 4,000 kindergarten kids living in Sibiu rural areas. From April to December 2019, KeepCalling’s team of volunteers will be guiding trips to Sibiu for several groups of young children from neighboring communities: Roșia, Vurpar, Dumbrăveni, Iacobeni, Vurpar, Ernea, Saros pe Tarnave, Laslea, Giacas, Smig and Curciu.
4,000 kids… plus some brave adults
4,000 kindergarten kids living in Sibiu rural areas will be going through this adventurous trip all thanks to KeepGiving foundation, its volunteers and the partners: Batranul Sas local day restaurant and OvidiuRo, the association that brought early child education in rural Romania to a next level.
- Theatre play plus a finger doll right after to practice acting themselves
- Next a tasty lunch downtown and a bit of strolling around the medieval streets
- The next stop? The Natural Science Museum for exhibitions and a documentary!
Thumbs up for our KeepCalling volunteers!
It may sound easy, but acting as guardians for a dozen of kids ain’t everyone’s cup of tea! So special thanks go to these lovely volunteers who dedicated 1 day of their schedule to spread some joy and do some good.
Read their testimonials below:
Initially I thought that my role for the day will be rather decorative but it turned out that it is pretty difficult to walk with 100 preschool kids through the city center. I must confess that watching a puppet show in the middle of the week at 11AM feels strangely good. You should try this on a day off. :) When I asked a group of 4 little boys if they enjoyed the show, one of them answered: “I actually liked it!”. By his response I assumed that he was reticent before but ended up having a good time.
Imagine you’re a kid living in a small and modest community in the countryside, and one day you’re on a bus traveling for the first time maybe to a bigger town for something you may remember for the rest of your life. You start with a great play for kids (an ecological musical) and then you get a finger doll gift to practice acting yourself. The adventure goes on! You have a tasty lunch downtown and stroll around the medieval streets until you reach the Natural Science Museum for the first time in your life. And there… you watch a documentary on animal life, visit the exhibitions and take pics with the giant dinosaur props in the garden. How does it feel? I don’t know about you… but it was dreamy for them!