International Child Art Foundation (ICAF), one of Akira Foundation’s partners, announced the global education and service-learning program mixed with environmental and cultural awareness for students at aged 13 to 18, the “Christmas with Orphans Camp.” It will take place in Uganda on December 20th to 30th.
According to their website, the week-long camp in collaboration with the Uganda National Museum and the Ministry of Education provides an incredible opportunity for young campers to learn about African culture, customs and traditions, and the educational system.
The campers will spend one day with creative children who attend a talent school to explore ways to foster the creativity of Uganda’s children. They will then conduct a service project for orphans at the Gaba orphanage near Kampala. Following the visit to the orphanage, the campers will spend three-days at the Queen Elizabeth National Park to learn about wildlife and the environment.
Finally, each camper will make a presentation to the Uganda Ministry of Education officials about his or her one best personal idea to improve the living conditions and the education of orphans in Uganda.
The camp is organized by ICAF which has served since 1997 as the national and international organization for children’s art and creative development, and follows the 5th World Children’s Festival that was held earlier this summer at The Ellipse next to The White House, together with the ICAF Summer Camp in Washington, D.C.
The ICAF Winter Camp will admit no more than 20 students. Early action is recommended to avail this international service and global education opportunity.
For more details on the program “Christmas with Orphans Camp,” please visit their website (in English only).