A Memorable Summer Camp for Slum Children
The Annapoorna team from JP Nagar in Bangalore has served breakfast to the Ragigudda slum children for the past three years. They surprised the children with a two-day programme filled with fun and love.
The children were engaged in a number of activities ranging across value based games, value based stories, crafts and outdoor games. Apart from this, the children joined hands with the Annapoorna team in a public park cleaning (with the necessary hygiene kits) and in planting trees. The children thereby learnt the importance of cleanliness and hygiene.
The highlight of the two-day camp was the 'Matru-Vandana' (revering one's mother) Programme. As a slum known to have a good mix of families across religions and other demographics, the Matru-Vandana Programme was a great sight to watch; where the children in their own ways expressed their deep love for their mothers in their own styles. The children made some flower decorations for their mothersand also enacted a drama highlighting the 'importance of respecting parents'.
Both days started with a sumptuous breakfast and were wrapped up after a delicious lunch for one and all!