Global Children’s Villages

Possibly the most talked about event on the schedule, Global Children’s Villages, is back in 2013 to kick off Global Citizen Kelowna. A family event with activities especially geared for elementary ages, Global Children’s Villages simulates several villages in countries from around the world. Come and explore the culture, diversity, tragedy and hope of children in our global community. Most importantly this event teaches young children that through their actions and teamwork, they have the power to make the world a better place.

One can visit the simulated slum where lack of resources limit childrens’ daily activities, struggles, hopes, and dreams. Continue past the slum and play soccer with a ball made of newspaper in Kenya, maneuver through an obstacle course on a broken bicycle in Ghana, or practice your balancing skills in Zambia. At every village each child will receive a stamp in their passport, and receive gold coins.

Children are then able to use these coins to invest in changes in the slum – projects like, build a school or health clinic or supply water – and otherwise make a less fortunate child’s life richer.

You can check out this years event – Feb 16th from 10am to 4pm at New Life Church. Its Free.



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