Access Summer Camp, 2013: 8 Weeks of Activism and Joy
August, 10 2013
From June, 25 to August 8, 2013 Access Micro-Scholarship Program organized Summer Camp for 75 teenagers from vulnerable families living in Ungheni, Balti, Cahul, Comrat, Varnita/Bender, and 15 Special Education Needs adolescents from Chisinau.
During almost 8 weeks, children attended a intensive instructive-educational program where participants had the chance to: develop their group spirit during teambuilding sessions; enrich their lexicon during Vocabulary classes; develop their language skills at Integrated Skills lessons; collaborate in many classroom projects during Project Work; initiate themselves in Project Writing issues; implement successfully some community service projects; have fun while celebrating the “Independance Day Picnic”; enjoy watching a lot of authentic movies; illustrate their excellence in artistic crafts; learn how to play musical instruments; experience mount climbing; get surprisingly involved in City Quest; meet new friends from EFL program, and of course, receive highly honorable guests - Mr. Brent Israelsen, Assistant Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy Moldova, and Mr. Senator Mike Brubaker, Pennsylvania, USA with his wife, Mrs. Cindy Brubaker.
Among excellent trainers who succeeded in teaching and training 5 groups of students were Olga Morozan, Diana Retcu, Corina Ceban, Aliona Bragaru, Nadejda Tucicova, Svetlana Lungu, Doina Morari, Lozinschi Alexandru, Valentina Cornescu, Nicoleta Gadarenco, Mihail Filipenco, Iana Basarab, Nicoleta Nichifor, Jesse Pluim, and 3 volunteers from Leadership Academy Program.
This unique experience inspired Access students to feel more independent, more confident, more intelligent, more culturally informed, more collaborative, and more social and community oriented; thus, planting in their souls a huge wish for permanent improvement, successful performance and always activism towards themselves and their country.