Possibly the most talked about event on the schedule, Global Children’s Villages, is back in 2013 to kick off Global Citizen Kelowna Week. A family event with activities especially geared for elementary ages, Global Children’s Villages simulates several villages in countries from around the world. Come and explore the culture, diversity, and hope of children in our global community. In simulated villages from around the world, children realize kids are the same throughout the world – they all want to have fun. Most importantly this event teaches young children that through their actions and teamwork, they have the power to make the world a better place.
One can visit the simulated slum where lack of resources limit children’s’ daily activities. Despite this, children continue past the slum and play soccer with a ball made of newspaper in Kenya, manoeuvre through an obstacle course on a broken bicycle in Ghana, and practice balancing skills in Zambia. At every village each child will receive a stamp in their passport, and receive gold coins.
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Children are then able to use these coins to invest in changes in the slum – projects like, build a school or health clinic or supply water – and otherwise make a less fortunate child’s life richer. The event cultivates a thankfulness for the opportunities some children around the world have and a sense of hope for helping those who do not have the same opportunities.