In Kenya, too, the holidays are over and school has started again. The holiday season is a special time for Jiamini, because during this time not only the children from high school come back to the day center, but many other children from the Kiandutu slum are also looked after. This means a lot of work and perseverance for the team on site.
But the vacation program is very important to Jiamini as it is designed to help keep the children away from life on the streets. Due to a lack of employment, there is increased drug abuse and dangerous games during the school holidays, especially in the slums.
Jiamini tries to counteract this by creating a safe environment. A varied holiday program should give the children a space to play and learn. So many activities took place in the three and a half weeks. The participation of 80 to 100 children was overwhelming; especially at lunchtime when they were playing football or basketball together.
The children were able to test their skills on the slackline and compete against each other in the sack race. Bracelets were tied together and vegetables were grown together. In addition to the many sporting and creative activities, so-called “life skills lessons” also took place. Topics that were dealt with included: hygiene, self-control, HIV / AIDS, self-esteem, and much more.