Inaugural Kidscamp Singapore 29 May 2023
As part of the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration and in celebration of the International Day for Protection of Children (1st June 2023), the European Union Delegation to Singapore, in cooperation with Casa Raudha Women Shelter and KidsCamp Singapore, presented the inaugural Kids Camp for girls and boys, who experienced domestic violence. By engaging in activities in the tranquil setting of Fort Canning Park, the objective of the event was to bring happiness into the lives of children who have experienced trauma.
A Day of Fun
A Day of Fun was designed to reflect on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child Guarantee, a comprehensive EU policy framework to ensure the protection of the rights of all children, and secure access to basic services for vulnerable children. It is also in line with The Singapore 4 - 5 Convention on the Rights of the Child, in which Singapore underscores its commitment to protecting and promoting the wellbeing of Singaporean children; and the endorsement of the White Paper on Singapore Women’s Development, by all members of Parliament, which depicts preventing gender-based violence as a prerequisite for gender equality.
For the 30 children of Casa Raudha, a visit to Fort Canning Park marked a significant moment. It was the first time many of them had the opportunity to simply be children again. Often having to repress their youthful spirits due to difficult life experiences, the welcoming setting of Fort Canning Park, combined with the care and enthusiasm of our KidsCamp Singapore team, allowed these children to rediscover the joy of childhood.
From Sadness to Smiles
The event was a resounding success. Children who had arrived with closed hearts, carrying sadness and melancholy, soon found their faces lit up with smiles and echoed with laughter. It showcased the transformative power of a little care and love.
Our activities, rooted in the Montessori method and led by well-trained and experienced coaches, are designed to nurture social skills, problem-solving abilities, active listening, and leadership qualities. These activities also foster creative thinking while instilling essential values such as sharing, simplicity, and respect for others.
A Fun-Filled Day
Aside from our Montessori-inspired activities, we offer a wide range of engaging experiences. From archery to face painting, soccer to water fights, each activity is carefully curated to ensure a day filled with joy and memorable moments. Our aim is to provide children with not just a fun day out, but an opportunity to learn, grow, and make lasting memories.
At Kidscamp, we firmly believe that a little bit of care and love can make a huge difference in a child's life. Join us in bringing back the laughter, the smiles, and the sense of wonder to children who truly deserve it.
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