Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kinderdorp 2009

For the past week, I have been working (on voluntary basis) at Kinderdorp (translated: Children's Village). The main activity of building huts. A good amount of space and wood is reserved for this. However, there's a lot more to it. The tents also take a good amount of the space. There's a podium, a 'crea' tent, the KD bar, a dancing tent, a face paint tent, and a lot more. I was in the crea tent, where the childeren could play with clay, saw nice shapes in thin wooden plancks, paint or make just about anything with all the materials lying around.
We had a reasonable year with over 1600 kids most of the days. And believe me, with no more than 143 volunteers (and quite a few of them only part-timers) that meant some hard working. And man, you're glad when, at 4 o'clock, the children leave. Anyway, some 1700 people had a good five days and I was one of them.

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