mrt 16, 2017
Deze week net even iets anders dan een interview met een van onze City Chiefs. Deze week een interview met Join for Joy! Join for Joy organiseert sport en spel programma’s voor basisscholen gelegen in landen met een laag inkomen in Afrika. Niet alleen kan je op lustrumreis naar verschillende landen in Afrika maar je kan ook het zijn van een vrijwilliger in Kenia of Oeganda van je bucket list afstrepen! Wil je meer weten over deze bucket list activiteit? Lees dan hier het interview met Ofyn, social worker, over zijn ervaring met Join For Joy.
Hello! Could you introduce yourself? Hi. My name is Ofyn Naima. I work for Join for Joy Kenya as guide and social worker.
Why are you motivated to contribute to the Join For Joy sports and play program? I am motivated to contribute to join for joy because of their good work of making a difference where it is needed the most, and their work of giving back to the community despite being an organization from a far away and different continent 10,000 kilometers away. Seeing their work improve year after year motivates me even more. Getting better and better and reaching more and more children in need, since the main goal of the join for joy programs is to make sure that children are given priority to feel children through sports and play. To make sure that children have the best time of their lives, and that is exactly what they do.
What is the impact of the sports and play program of Join For Joy on the future of a child’s life? The Join for Joy program is one of the most rewarding and unforgettable experiences in a child’s life. Especially to the children coming from the rural areas where they are treated as adults with lack of parental love and care, living in a hardship of poverty and living life of a child headed family where they are often breadwinners of their families. The Join for Joy sports and play program provides children a community of caring mentors and volunteers who provide education and sports and play activities that lead to self respect and appreciation for life. They learn how to overcome challenges, stay in school, stay healthy and build their character, to prepare them for better and brighter lives down the road.
In addition to great friendships and enduring memories, many important life skills are learned during the Join for Joy Sports and play program.
Wich lessons are learned during the first phase of the program, the kick-off camps? 1. During the Join for joy Kick-off camps, children get the opportunity to try out different things and discover new hobbies or passions, which might be of great help while growing up or even for a potential career. By exploring various types of activities,
Children have a greater chance of finding something that they excel at or that makes them happy in life.