Würth Camp for protecting the environment
In this year’s camp there were 61 children from 21 children’s homes. They could take part in an eight-day-camp in Pilisszentkereszt with the support of Würth Foundation.
The camp was organized for the Leguminous Plants in the Pilis Mountain, which is a sacred place of the origins of the Hungarians.
Every day started with doing collective exercises. That was followed by a hiking tour. In the afternoon children were doing arts and crafts, sport activities. In the evening we discussed the day together. On the first day of the camp we created the symbol of the camp which was a so called ‘sky-high kidney bean”.
The beans were formed with the children’s palm prints. A short video was made during the camp which can be found in the following link:
A few notices of the children:
“I have never hiked so much in my life”
“If there is another camp like this this summer could I come?”
“Well on the first day I didn’t think I would like it, but I would like to come again…”
“I don’t want to go home, rather we should the great like again”
“This Würth Camp is great, if there is one next year, I will come.”
Children’s Parliament 2016
FICE Hungary with the support of EMMI organized a children’s parliament for children living in child-care. The focus is different every year. There were three trainings (two in the countryside, one in the capital) based on the problems discussed at the parliament followed. The trainings were realized with the assistance of Rita Dóka and the National Crime Prevention Board of Hungary.
This year’s main themes were: “To become a victim”; “Helping and helped” and “Educational methods from children’s point of view”.”
Thirty children could take part in each training so altogether 90.
At each training ten children were selected for the parliament in Budapest. There they could express their opinions, forward their proposals and they could take part in a team building program.
This year the plenary session was chaired by a delegate from the children and youth protection department of the Police Headquarter of Budapest with the help of 22 volunteers. The night before the session the participants visited “Invisible exhibition”. The next day all the participants visited the Parliament.
During the program it was obvious for us that we have4 to give opportunities for young people to express their opinions.
The children’s parliament gives a great opportunity for adults working in childcare and for decision-makers as well to learn about children’s views.
We send their ideas in a written form to the Ministry of Human Resources and to the Directorate-General for Social affairs and Child Protection and to OBDK.