We’ve completed week one of English Summer Camp at Selamta Family Project, and it has been AWESOME. A total of 49 youth have come out to Selamta’s Community Center for morning and afternoon sessions of camp, making the hub and heart of Selamta the best place to be.
Every day our camp is led by 11 phenomenal volunteers, and our kids practice grammar, conversational English, learn about good habits and character, and have a great time with friends while expressing their creativity.
A few thoughts from our volunteers:
“I liked how eager the kids were to learn. They really actually liked it, so that was cool.”
“It was rewarding, because they were so thankful to have us as teachers.”
“It was great to watch students open up and speak more about their goals, what they value and their family life.”
If you’ve been to Selamta before, you know that evenings spent in family homes are the very best part of the day. This is where you really get to know our kids and families, and see what life is really like at Selamta. Dinner includes not only delicious food, but laughter, card games and Amharic lessons.
One group of volunteers were convinced to teach the family the macarena by Ermias, who said, “You can’t say no. My mother wants to learn, and you have to respect your elders.”
“I feel like I’m at home because the kids are welcoming, inviting and inclusive.”