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    A language learning center for youth

    DAY 363

    Parlez-Vous Francais? Anglais?…

    Living in a displaced persons camp is often the hardest on the youth.

    They’re at the most social and energetic point in their lives. They want to be with friends, making connections, being active. They’re thinking about what they want their lives to be. But sometimes it can be hard to think past the realities of the camp where they live.

    So, we were really thrilled to hear that the youth in Kalma Camp had an idea for a Youth Language Center. A place where multi-lingual camp residents could help their neighbors learn a new skill, and a place where Kalma young people could connect to the world outside. And we were happy to get them started.

    They had a space for youth that was pretty sad. It did have a shade to keep out the beating sun. But there were no chairs or mats. The blackboard had seen many better days.

    So, we helped them with some learning materials – a few books, notebooks, pencils, etc. And then we replaced their old blackboard with a newer model, and provided the chairs that made the language center a legitimate spot for local youth.

    We can’t wait to stop in next time we’re in Kalma and participate in a lesson in-progress!

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