Street children shine in the YMCA summer camp

Along with various activities, a free health check too has been planned.

Bangalore: The number of street children participating in the 34th Annual Summer Camp organized by the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) has risen this year.

“Last year the number of street children participated was 86 where as this year the number is 111,” said Daniel Ratnakar, the Secretary of YMCA.

The YMCA has been organising this camp for the past 33 years and this year they are also holding a free health check up for the street children.

The theme of this year summer camp is ‘Soar high for Excellence’. Where the summer camp fee for rural children is Rs. 300 and it is free for the street children. Sports like Kabaddi, Cricket, football etc will be arranged for the participants.

Mr. Benny Augustine Chairman of YMCA said, “Every year we have come up with something new, this year we have kept free health check-up for the under privileged children.”.”

Dr. Antony Isaac, General Secretary of YMCA, Bangalore said, “The minimum fee for the rural children is Rs.300 but it is free of cost for the street children. We are aiming at making the street children equal to the normal children, so that they can be at par with the society.”

The Summer Camp will be held across the city in different places.

Isaac also said, “The sports will be coached by professional players like Mr. Yere Goud, Former Karnataka State Ranji Trophy Captain and the coach for Under-19 Karnataka cricket team too will be there.”

 

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