An environmentally-focused Holiday Club program is inspiring young people and adults to have fun and change the world, while practicing environmental stewardship.
While some churches have started green teams, planted community gardens, and have led community efforts to go green, others don’t know where to begin. That is where “ReNew” comes in.
Let the green holidays commence
In the 2nd week of the school holiday, families will converge on the Christ Church Contantia premises, to mark the start of the holiday season with an entertaining and educational green holiday programme called “Renew”, which will run from 2-6 July.
The church expects roughly 300 visitors per day for this program. Their aim is to provide a fun and safe learning environment for kids. They plan to transport and feed these families in the church’s care, which they hope to receive support for from local businesses in the Valley.
Anyone can get involved
You can help this initiative by:
- donating items for their ”Enviro-goodie bag”
- participating in the educational Community Focus slot
- donating fruit and vegetables, or other foodstuffs
The Holiday Club is aimed at children from Gr 1 to Gr 7. People who are good at interacting with children in a fun and educational way, are welcome to help the initiative.
The Community Focus slot is on Friday, 6 July at noon. This is where the church hopes to create a space for all Constantia residents to be made aware of the great strides businesses are making in conserving natural heritage.
Enviro-goodie bags for the kids
We are also hoping that each child will be given an Enviro-goodie bag to illustrate what is going on as well as for the thrill of it! There are two distinct groups: the littlies, Gr 1 to Gr 3, and the biggies, Gr 4 to Gr 7.
This is an annual event with a great possibility of mobilizing the church-going community towards environmental stewardship, and it depends heavily on strategic partnerships. As they are still in the planning stages of this project, the organisers appreciate any ideas that can help them towards their goals, in a way that would work well for all parties concerned.
- Contact Benson Arendse to share ideas and suggestions.