On Tuesday, August 12, through collaboration with Jeppesen Poland and “Sopocki Klub Kendo” the children from the English Summer Camp had the opportunity to see and try their hand at Japanese Kendo swordsmanship.
During 2 hour classes preceded by the show, children put up brave face ahead the presented tasks by the instructors. Children were divided into two groups. The younger group played the role of small young samurais, where they gained knowledge about the techniques used by these legendary warriors. Older children at that time learned basic strikes used by the players, and at the end of classes, dressed in full armor challenged the Kendokas in the battle.
The representation of Sopot Kendo Club and Jeppesen volunteers were very impressed by the huge enthusiasm and fighting spirit of all the participants who had chosen to participate in these tasks, which resulted in having a wonderful atmosphere and great fun during this unforgettable evening.
The aim of the workshop was primarily to increase awareness of threats to the environment from wasted equipment of everyday use, including electrical and electronic equipment and batteries. We also tried to develop proecological attitude based on treating old electrical and electronic equipment examples.
We started talking about “what we know electrical and electronic equipment?”. Children gave examples of electrical and electronic equipment that are staying in the room, such as a light bulb, projector, computer, and then divided into groups were supposed to write the greatest number of electric devices that came to their minds.
Children learned how to discover electric device, if it is not so obvious. Each group received different types of electrical equipment, their task was to find on any device the symbol of “crossed out bin”, which means that the particular thing can’t be throw out to normal bin. For better remembering the full list of devices that can’t be put into a normal, household bin children received crosswords and some riddles to solve.
Children the most enjoyed the task of drawing the lifecycle of an electrical device from its design, creation, purchase, by using, breaking down, repairing, till it becomes an electro litter.
Each group received points for work performed together, which was associated with obtaining organic bags with toys provided to us by AURAEKO company. The most involved kids were rewarded with additional gadgets.
The workshop attended 35 children aged 9-15 years from the Pomerania region, who are growing up in orphanages or come from families with low financial status. The workshop was held for the sixth time during the two-week English Camp, which is taking place as well through cooperation with AURAEKO Organizacja Odzysku Sprzętu Elektrycznego i Elektronicznego S.A.
The workshop took place on August 09th 2014 and was led by our volunteers Ewa and Tomasz Chudy.
The camp starts this Saturday, here you can see how the program will look like and what children will be doing in the next two weeks.
On Saturday, July 26th we organized another collection for ESC 2014. This time we made it thanks to the co-opration with Rotaract Club Trójmiasto, which baked for us some cakes and also supported us in distributing them. This was also possible thanks to the support of the organiizers of Targ Śniadaniowy w Sopocie, where we had our stand.
Thank you all engaged, for the ESC 2014 account we received PLN 618,00!
On July 24th, Ada, Project Manager ESC 2014 was interviewed about upcoming edition of the camp in Radio Kaszebe, which is our media patronage. We encourage you to listen to it: http://radiokaszebe.pl/jezykowy-oboz-w-zelistrzewie-pomoz-zorganizowac-wakacje-podopiecznym-domow-dziecka/
We would like to inform you about our next success!
This year, for the first time in its history, the English Summer Camp has received a grant of PLN 6,000 from the City of Gdansk for implementation of public task in the category recreation for children and youth.
Our initiative was among other 35 programs that receive donation.
Garage sale already behind us, we managed to collect PLN 554,30! That money will be fully transfered for English Summer Camp organization.
Thank you all, who took part in this event!
Last Tuesday (15.07) we had another edition of International Cuisine Day at Thomson Reuters office. Gathered money will be spent on upcoming English Summer Camp. Thomson Reuters is our camp partner & sponsor for over 4 years so far.
During this edition we managed to gather a big number of cooks – 28 Thomson Reuters employees volunteered to cook for children. We had both vegetarian and meat dishes, as well as cakes and desserts. The meals were from all over the world. The number of people buying was also impressive, we sold everything in half of hour and we managed to collect 1612,13 zł. The total sum will be donated to this year Camp.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in this event!
We are proud of our colleagues from the PMI Warsaw Branch who decided to follow our idea of the English Summer Camp and who also organize their own camp. The project entitled Warsaw Project Management Kids Camp is a very similiar initiative to our ESC.
Their camp starts this Sunday We keep our fingers crossed!
We’d like to invite everyone who wants to support English Summer Camp to a Garage Sale. It will take place on 19.07.2014 (Saturday) at Flumark Pchli Targ on GOKF Stadium, Subisława street in Gdańsk (Żabianka), and will last from 9:00AM to 15:00PM.
The target of Garage Sale is to collect funds for organisation of the Camp. During this event, everyone who wants to support PMI GB initiative will have an opportunity to buy variety of things sold by PMI GB volunteers and our camp’s fans. You can also bring your unnecessary things and sell them and later pass collected money to ESC. The entire income from the sale will be assigned for the organisation of English Summer Camp.