This summer the kids set sail for fun at High Seas Expedition Summer Camp where they will be going on a journey that they will never forget! High Seas Expedition will be filled with games, songs, art, outdoor adventures and support and awareness for the Dalit children.
Our missions focus this year for the summer camp is Dalit Freedom Network. It is our goal to introduce the children of South Surrey to the Dalit children of India brick by brick.
We are planning on raising funds by challenging the kids to bring their change or do things around the house for money to buy bricks that will contribute to building a school in India.
We are going to make it a competition with the kids and we will see which team can collect the most bricks by the end of the week!
Since it's our first Summer Camp we are planning on having around 50 kids. $1 buys 2 bricks and we're hoping that every kid will bring a $1 a day which would leave us with $250 and 500 bricks by the end of the week!
stay connected right here throughout the week of July 19th-23rd for videos and updates to see what the kids are learning and which team is in the lead with the most bricks.
If you'd like to registar for High Seas summer camp click here: http://www.myvillagechurch.org/qry/page.taf?id=92&_nc=a476843b640bff04a2d996867a690ffb
Pria and Captian Stooby telling the kids about how much they've raised for a school in India!
Since we reach our goal yesterday I assumed that all the kids had brought in all the money they could. I was wrong.
Today they blew me out of the water with an overwhelming total
Total change brought in today:
Shark Bait: $101 (202 bricks)
Little Oysters: $108 (216 bricks)
Shark Bait: $233 (466 bricks)
Little Oysters: $226 (452bricks)
Overall total: $459 (918bricks)
Winning team: Shark Bait (by 7 dollars and 14 bricks)
These 40 kids have gone above and beyond our beginning goal of $250 and 500 bricks. It does help that it was a competition, but besides that, they're attitudes have amazed me. Today one girl brought in her savings of $5. Her mom asked her if she understood where it was going, and if she knew that she would never get it back. The girl answered her mom "the kids in India need this more then I do."
I'm aware that some people could write a check for $459 dollars but there is something powerful about a group of kids rallying together, giving their allowance and savings, settiing up lemonade stands, and donating their tooth ferry money to help the Dalits. I am shocked by the amount they brought in and truly grateful for their giving hearts. May these children be an inspiration to us, to give out of what we have because "the kids in India need this more than we do."
Thankyou on behalf of the Dalits and specifically the children whos lives will be changed because of your change.
Shark Bait: $74.00 (148 bricks)
Little Oysters: $41.00 (82 bricks)
Shark Bait: $132.00 (264 bricks)
Little Oysters: $118.00 (236 bricks)
Overall total: $250 (500 bricks)
With one day left we have reached our goal of $250 and 500 bricks!! I am so surprised and grateful for all that the children have raised this week so far. Thank-you to everyone involved! Every brick supports the education of these children!
Total change brought in today
Shark Bait: $38.50 (77bricks)
Little Oysters: $40.50 (81 bricks)
Shark Bait: $58 (116 bricks)
Little Oysters: $77 (154 bricks)
Overall total: $135 (270 bricks)
With two days left we've reached a little over half of our goal. I've heard rumors that some of the kids are setting up lemonade stands to fundraise some money. Another girl lost a tooth today and she's going to give the money the toothfairy gives her to the Dalit people! Thing are going really well and the kids seem to be having a blast!
thanks for all your help and support, keep the change coming!
We had a great day 2 at Village Church Summer Camp today
here are the results for the Brick by Brick
Shark Bait: $19.50 (39 bricks)
Little Oysters: $36.00 (72 bricks)
great job everyone, keep bringing in your coins!
The first day of Village Church Summer Camp is officially done. Everyone had a blast and its just the beginning of the children learning more about the Dalit people!
The theme this year is high seas expedition and the kids are on board a ship to find some treasure. One of the volunteers dressed up as an Indian girl named Priya and hopped on board the ship. She told the kids she had travelled a long way from India to be on this boat so she could share a message with them. She told them about her Dalit friends in India and how they don't have much. She challanged the two teams; "shark bait" and the "little oysters" to help around their house to make money so they can bring in loonies that will buy bricks and contribute to the construction of a Good Shepherd School for Dalit children in India.
Stay tuned to see how much money each team brings in to help support Dalits!
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