Throughout each month the students in our After School Program receive points for attendance, good behavior, completing their worksheets, etc. Then at the end of the month the children can “shop” with their points, buying anything from clothing to toys to hygiene products to school supplies. It’s a great incentive program!
The ASP teachers have now added an even bigger incentive for the kids to work towards. Each month three students will be chosen to partake in an outing… this is a very big deal for kids who have never left their village, even to go to Brasov, and some have never ridden in a car.
For three children, their adventure was last week. The kids were so excited they showed up an hour early and said they couldn’t sleep the night before. They piled into the car and off they went to the big city of Brasov. Once there they saw the tourist sites of the city center, the Black Church, and the local town hall. They ate dinner and played some rounds of pool. But what seemed to excite these 11 and 12 year old the most was playing on the playground. The freezing temperatures and snow falling didn’t damper their enthusiasm to have the chance to be kids!
The children couldn’t wait to tell their friends about the outing, and we know it’s going to be a great incentive for all the children in the program. We are so thankful for our ASP Project Manager and teachers who go out of their way to make these kids feel special! What a great day for everyone!