The ‘Kids Games’ program provides children with the opportunity to experience a proper childhood, as many children enjoy in more fortunate countries. The program runs for 5 days with lots of fun activities that help to establish lasting friendships between the children. The daily session lasts for 3 hours where children are divided into teams for games and sports interspersed with bible stories and messages.
In the isolated villages of Albania the children have limited opportunities to experience real childhood. Alo!Mik goes out to their villages with organized day camps full of activities. Mini-Olympic games and mini-soccer championships help to bring some relief to the harsh conditions they live in. These activities are developed in parallel with an educational program where children learn about the rules of life, group cooperation, tolerance, etc.
Over the years our puppet show has been a huge success with of thousands of children throughout Albania. The puppet show is a very effective teaching tool for imparting educational and social values. Shows like ‘Come to discover the full meaning of Christmas’, ‘Friendship’ and ‘Uncle painter’ allow the group of artists to touch on topics relevant to children, opening a door for a deeper reflection about fundamental values in life.
Operation Christmas Child
The Christmas and Easter season, for Alo!Mik, are the culminating moments of the year to convey love and hope to children. Working with Samaritan’s Purse and in cooperation with the Regional Education Directorates we aim to give every child of every school in the different districts of Albania a small gift. This gift is a perfect tool to remind children of the values of love and hope that Christmas and Easter bring. Though many of the gifts are simple ones it has a tremendous impact on a child in an isolated area. For many children it is their first gift ever. It has always been our privileged to see the ‘reward’ of this work by the thousand children’s smiles we receive when they open their personal gift
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