On the 15 & 16 August 2015, SUKA Society organized a youth camp for refugee and Malaysian children. The objective of this camp is for the children to have fun.
Article 31 of the UN Convention on the rights of the child states that every child has the right to play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
Below are some pictures and highlights we would like to share from the camp:
Our buddy system and ice breaker activities helped the participants warm up to each other. Each Malaysian child was paired with a refugee child. Despite being from different background and cultures, we soon realized that many of them shared common interests.
The participants really enjoyed the outdoor activities. It was the first time for many of them to try out the flying fox activity, which was fun and exciting. Another highlight of the camp was the bamboo raft building activity. Each team demonstrated team work and communication skills by building a bamboo raft together. We even had a mini rafting competition!
A total of 14 children from the refugee community and 14 children from the Malaysian community participated in this camp. We are glad that new friendships were built and the participants bonded over fun and engaging activities. We would like to thank our volunteers who helped us organize the activities. We are looking forward towards organizing next year’s youth camp!