KKL-JNF Team Spirit and Fun in Nature for Youth-at-Risk

Visiting UK teens team up with youth from the Carmiel Children’s Village for a day of fun summer activities run by KKL-JNF’s Education Division, thanks to a donation from friends of KKL Switzerland.

By KKL-JNF
July 25, 2018 14:50
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British and Israeli children form the shape of a heart

British and Israeli children form the shape of a heart. (photo credit: LILAH WEISS KKL-JNF)

 
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Summer vacation has already begun, and summer camps and other activities are in full swing. The KKL-JNF Youth and Education Division was also ready, with its myriad of its outdoor activities. Among the many and diverse groups to enjoy KKL-JNF activities was the Carmiel Children’s Village. About 120 pupils from the village, together with about 45 high school students visiting from the UK, met on July 18 for a day of team building, experiencing nature and getting to know the land. The young people from England joined the children’s activities in the frame work of the partnership between the United Jewish Israel Appeal of Britain and the Carmiel Village. The day formed a part of their three-week visit to Israel together with Tour Israel.

“We came to the village today in order to do activities with the children, using the KKL-JNF Education Mobiles,” said KKL-JNF counselor Yohai Adler. “Today we have some rather difficult and not simple tasks, which will teach the groups amazing things like cooperation, creating team spirit, and leadership, all thanks to some relatively simple games.”

Over the course of the day, the children were divided into groups according to age, with the British and Israeli children mixing together. For the Carmiel Village children, this was an opportunity to speak some English.

The groups went from one KKL-JNF activity station to another, and participated in fun quizzes. The children learned about KKL-JNF by means of a fun using the KKL-JNF logo, the Israeli flag and a tree. By means of the logo, made up of the colors green (for ecology), blue (for water) and brown (for communities and agriculture) they learned about KKL-JNF’s history and its achievements over its 117 years of activity. By means of the Israeli flag they learned about Israel and the importance of KKL-JNF’s work for strengthening and developing the country. By means of the tree they learned about the earth and how KKL-JNF works to protect the environment.

At the conclusion of the activities with the KKL-JNF counselors, the pupils took part in filming an international video clip. The children were divided into groups and created forms and words with their bodies that were filmed from above by a drone, and they received a nice souvenir from the filming.


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