One International Truth About Children
One thing that unites children the world over is their love of new experiences. On their journey to adulthood, kids learn life’s lessons through daily interactions with the people who surround them. It’s where trust, generosity, strength, love, curiosity, and insight are formed. Our community partners invite us each year to help extend children’s foundation for adulthood in summer programs of learning and play.
Scenes from Around the World:
This album from recent summer programs in, South Dakota, Greece, Poland, Romania, and Tanzania captures the predictable energy, excitement and educational value of uniting volunteers and kids in new experiences!
Global Volunteers first experimented with the concept of summer English language “camps” at the request of our Poland community partner in 1991. At the bucolic setting of Reymontowka, the itinerary was designed with equal measures of learning and adventure. Children from the Siedlce district (many of whom we taught in classrooms during the school year) were offered a coveted 2-week opportunity to work with native English speakers in a decidedly camp-like setting. The free-form program offered campers an English-language “bridge” between the school years to keep their skills fresh. It was such a success for students and volunteers alike, that we expanded the program to other countries thereafter.