The Five Day Kakuma Christian Camp at Angelina Jolie Girls Boarding School
Volume 1, Issue 5-6 / May-June 2009
The Five Day Kakuma Christian Camp at Angelina Jolie Girls Boarding School.
For the first time kakuma Christian youth assembled in, they termed youth camp at Angelina Jolie boarding school from 22nd to 26th April 2009 for a retreat.
The forgiven team, a youth association and branch of the international Pentecostal holiness church (IPHC) organized the event.
The camp main objective aimed at bringing together young refugee Christians for a five days recursion where by participants shared their Christian experience with the peer regardless of their denominations.
This is just the beginning and we are so delighted that it is a success since the activities were carried out smoothly as we planned and I believe the youth got revive spiritually, Patrice NDIKUMANA, the coordinator of the association commented.
Little did they have to finance the activities however, thanks to well wishers, monthly from Christian churches around the camp and from the local community and other Christian fellowships campers managed and were so delighted to see their dream being materialized “our contribution was very small and we could not actually raise the amount we spent on camper.” Said one of the campers during an interview with the kanere journalist.
It is estimated that the total cost amounted to sixty thousand Kenya shillings for expenditures which included breakfast, lunch, supper and the fuel for the generator. Preaching and teaching were the main activities tailored at reviving the youth in matter regarding their commitment to serve God. Discussion and debate also nourished the camping activities in refer as they took opportunity to discus current issues challenging the youth notably HIV/AIDS, love and marriage, sexuality, leadership and spiritually calling among others.
The camping did include sport activities too. On the render- Vons, football, netball and valley ball were played. Talent show was also at the program and this game the youth opportunity to share their talent like sing and comedy play.
NDIKUMANA excitedly recommends a more vibrant that would attract more youngsters to participate in the activities. Although this time, only a hundred attended the organizers are optimistic that youth will join massively the next camping which date is yet to be rescheduled.
There are estimated of fifty Christian churches within the kakuma refugee camp and the host community and these were represented thro the youth during the event.
The event was hosted by LWF and NCCK for the musical instruments and the Christian fellowship of compound one (lwf) and compound two (unhcr) assisted the campers financially.