After a long year of working hard at school, completing their homework and finishing their exams, pupils from grade 1 and 2 enjoyed a fantastic School Camp to end the school year on a high.
The camp was hosted by ‘Camp Footprints’ at Kwalata Adventure Camp in the Dinokeng BIG 5 Game Reserve. The week long camp took place from the 14th to the 18th November 2016 and the lead up was an exciting and nerve racking time for some of the children who were away from their families for the 1st time.
The opportunity was provided by The Just Footprints Foundation, which is a registered Non-Profit organisation, that has been running since 2008 to meet the need for an outdoor camping experience that provides safe and secure adventures for children with serious health and life challenges. Many of our Sparrow learners have experienced serious life challenges already in their early life including severe poverty, abuse, neglect and the loss of one or both parents.
The opportunity provided by the Just Footprint Foundation was enjoyed by all the children who attended the camp, as it allowed them to be children once again in a safe and caring environment. The camping programme included environmental awareness, intentional play, fun activities and personal growth opportunities. It also provided the children the opportunity of make new friends and experience many unique and new adventures.
Thank you again for all the staff and volunteers who provided Sparrow learners with the opportunity to attend a unique school camp but also made it such an enjoyable time for the children.
Sparrow Schools are on the lookout for similar opportunities for our learners who do not get these opportunities without the generous support and donations from companies. individuals and Trusts. If you are able to help disadvantaged children with learning difficulties in Johannesburg, then we would like to hear from you.
Please contact:Foundation Reception (firstname.lastname@example.org)