It been about a week since the last time anything was posted here, so I thought I would give a brief update as to what we have been up to so far.
Everyday last week we volunteered in the Kadima centre after school program. We read stories to the kids, played board games, and participated in programs. We also had a couple of great visitors – we had a nurse and the K-9 Unit from the army. We also had the bomb squad speak about their important role, in the safety and security of the Israeli people. The kids found this particularily interesting, especially since the bomb squad brought their massive robot with them which the kids could play with.
This past Tuesday we went on a fun exciting field trip to the safari. The safari was in Ramat Gan, which is not too far from Bat Yam. We divided into two groups, and each of the volunteers got a chance to check out the animals with our israeli friends. We saw many different animals, and the kids even got a chance to get up close and personal with Kangaroos and Emus. All in all it was a fun and exciting day.
Today we will be running our own program for the kids. It is a Canada day program with many fun different activities. We have planned an obstacle course, and some other fun and exciting programs. Of course, the day would not be complete without some hockey, and we have brought sticks and pucks to teach all the kids how to play.
We hope to plan many more exciting programs for the kids, and should be able to teach them many new things.
Thats it for now, keep checking for more updates.
Matt (and the Bat Yam group)