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Fun, Enrichment for Refugee Students at Summer Day Camp

July 22, 2010
Refugee student at summer day camp

A 15-year-old boy, originally from Tanzania, listens in English class. Photo by Bill Coleman.

This week at is a story about how church volunteers and a secular non-profit got together to put on a summer enrichment camp for refugee children and youth. The youngsters have been in this country for less than a year, and many are just starting to learn English. Some are illiterate in their own native language. Because their families are below the poverty line, they do not have the resources to go to camps or English classes over the summer. But thanks to a volunteer who dreamed of a camp just for these students, and the collaboration between Sunnyvale Presbyterian and Refugee Transitions, 25 of them got to attend the free camp. Drop by the site and read about their activities, and how volunteers – from children up to adults – worked and played side-by-side with the students.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Deb Halford permalink
    July 22, 2010 11:50 pm

    Great article, Pam! You put a lot of answers in there that readers would be wondering about. I’ve forwarded it on to some others.

  2. July 23, 2010 12:00 am

    Thank you, Deb!

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