MAD’s 3-day Dream Camp from tomorrow

Updated - February 13, 2016 05:45 am IST

Published - February 13, 2016 12:00 am IST - VIJAYAWADA:

A file photo of MAD volunteers with children in a mango orchard in Nunna during last year's Dream Camp.- PHOTO: BY ARRANGEMENT

A file photo of MAD volunteers with children in a mango orchard in Nunna during last year's Dream Camp.- PHOTO: BY ARRANGEMENT

Young volunteers of Make a Difference (MAD) in the city are busy making arrangements for the three-day ‘Dream Camp’, a jamboree they host every year for poor children.

Nearly 130 children from two shelter homes, Navajeevan Bala Bhavan and Care and Share, in the age group of 10 to 15 years will be taken to Happy Resorts & Recreations at Mangalagiri for a three-day carnival beginning on Sunday (February 14).

‘DC’, as ‘Madsters’ call it, is designed to provide children a unique platform to unwind and prove their latent talent.

Members of the student organisation, which is active in as many as 23 cities across the country, have planned a slew of exciting activities to entertain and educate the young participants on key aspects of life.

“Dream Camp is an outbound experiential camp that enables children to set their goals and learn what it takes to achieve them.

The activities are planned in a manner that helps children embark on a self-discovery mission, exploring their latent talents and overcoming their limitations by taking up responsibilities,” says Vrishi Reddy, Director of Mobilisation and Leadership Development vertical. The action-packed three-day schedule comprises sessions on plenary and exposure as well as those on playful holiday such as ‘river of life’, ‘royal dine in’ and ‘treasure hunt’.

As many as 50 volunteers will accompany the participants on the three-day trip.

Currently, the city unit of MAD has nearly 100 volunteers in the age group of 18 to 24 years, working for the four crore programmes of MAD- Ed Support, Discover, Propel and Dream Camps.

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