The project is dedicated to the assistance of young people sentenced to custody or placed in youth custody centres to prevent them from committing crimes again after being released, increase their employment prospects, and support their re-entry into the society and the labour market enabling them to be responsible, conforming citizens of the society.
On occasion of the International Children’s Day, I would like to inform you about two events, and beside this report I attach some photos.
The first one was organized on the 25th of May in the BVSC sports center, where we provided various programs: sports competitions, folk-dance, singing contest, concert and karaoke. The whole day passed in very good mood, and in the ‘dog-days heat’ children could use the swimming pool for free. For the event, FICE Hungarian Association – teaming up with the helping-disposed companies – presented the children with sweets and toys to commemorate them, furthermore they were given
certificates, medals and cups at the ceremonial award.
Our other happening was the cooking competition in Nagyszakácsi on the 31st of May. The children – working together with the educators -could show their science of cooking. Thanks to this activity, they put specially delicious dishes on the table. Meanwhile the children could do sports and did special entertainments of high standard much to the delight of the audience. Everyone had a very good time, and on the whole both the Children’s Day events were very successful.
“The Reinhold and Carmen Würth Foundation has organised it’s Environment Camp for the 20. time, between 30 June and 7 July 2014, for the children living in care.
Although there are holiday/recreation possibilities for the children living in state care, however what Würth Foundation provides for 20 years by now: the standard of the camp, the quality of the programs/set of activities, the care and respect that children are given is: exemplary. The campers come in for such experiences year by year, which remains a determining experience in a lot of children’s life. This year, 62 children participated in the camp, from 21 apartment homes, children’s homes and foster parents nationwide. The selection of children, the pedagogical and professional background were performed by the FICE Hungarian Association. The pedagogical community has been working together for several years, this evolved team is familiar with the children living in care system, knows what to attend to, and how to hold the attention of the camper children. The successfulness of the camp was supported by the shaken together team of attending educators with high-level pedagogical knowledge.
This year we organised the camp at the usual location. We were enjoying the hospitality of a 3-star hotel, the beautiful-sited Hotel Salgó. Regarding the conception of the camp, it has not changed. We were providing the children with learning of nature and environment, enriching with much recreation and spare time-activities. This year the main issue was the renewable energy sources and the children could obtain much knowledge in this topic through obstacle race and playful tasks. The environmental factors affected the children in a positive way. We can say that the community-development was successful as well, the children were active, we managed to shape the rules of the camp fast, which were understood and accepted by the children.
Following the traditions, Dr. Horváth Sándor: President of the Würth Foundation, Hámori Ágnes: Madam President of FICE and Vera Hazai presidency member, representative of Würth company and teachers from the Óbuda University, paid a visit together to the camper children this year as well. After the informal and joyful meeting, the children participated in a very amusing and interactive presentation of natural sciences under the direction of the teacher of the Óbuda University and they saw a lot of physical experiments, furthermore they could be an active party to the show. We render many thanks for the Reinhold and Carmen Würth Foundation for having enabled the camping, and with this support they provided the
children living in apartment homes, children’s homes and those ones who live in foster care, with unforgettable experiences. Hopefully we will meet next year as well.
The FICE Hungarian Association-under the Hungarian Holocaust Remembrance Year-2014. application program-has arranged and organised an Artistic Meeting in Debrecen with the involvement of children and youth between 14-19 years old, living in penitentiary institutions.
These young people know very little on the issue, so we considered of high priority to give information for the youth interactively, based on a complex methodology.
Furtherance of the social sensitization and forming the aspect of the children and young people. During the program series which took place before the Artistic Meeting the children and youth got acquainted with human fates beyond the textbook data,
they could think about the weight of the historical dates and events which are sometimes understated and arranged in one sentence. Revisitation of the Dohány street Synagog also served the psyching up to the issue. Talking with two holocaust survivors was part of the visit as well, what the youth were listening with outstanding attention.
The actuality of having organized the Artistic Meeting is that 2 august 2014 is the remembrance day of the international rom holocaust.
Presentation of the entries having participated in the drawing competition, opening of the exhibition, together with the presentation of the shows and programmes having been prepared under the artistic workshop are an obeisance at the same time to the victims of the hungarian holocaust.
With the elaboration of the issue in this way, the program has contributed to the improvement of social integration of the youthful offenders.