This past week we had the opportunity to visit our friends in Dukwi to re-connect and see how the weekly BaSE programme is progressing.
It was an encouraging visit for two reasons: 1) It is evident the increase in activities for young people in the camp is having a positive impact. Parents are coming back to the Volunteers telling them that their children have improved in behaviour. Children used to engage in drinking, stealing and smoking after school but now they are busy with activities so rates of such behaviours have reduced. Community leaders are happy that there are more recreational activities for the youth. 2) Our BaSE volunteers were very honest with their struggles and how they felt the programme could be improved. One such issue is knowing how to utilize all of the equipment in the BaSE Pack. Tendekai was able to conduct a mini training – introducing new games they can play with the children.
In short…the Dukwi visit was fruitful!