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CREAR Hosts Club for Samara Kids

By Arianna McKinney

After giving the park in Cantarrana a facelift, CREAR now hosts Kid’s Club there Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Each day has a theme.

Monday is ecological activities such as beach cleanups and environmental walks, Tuesday is English games and songs, Wednesday is art, Thursday is games and Friday is sports.

The club started in June through a partnership with a German organization, Praktikawelten, which sends student volunteers to Samara through Intercultura, according to Johannah Waite, CREAR program coordinator. The turnout is usually five to 10 kids, ages 3 to 12.

In addition, Milo Mejias has been volunteering with CREAR to give free music lessons to children on Thursdays. He said about 8 children are currently receiving lessons in Intercultura in Samara at 10:30 and about 15 children in El Torito’s community hall at 1:30. 

Two new long-term volunteers, Kristen Cretecos and Kelly O'Neil, have also been organizing month-long courses, with a party and participation certificates at the end of the course for the children. September’s course theme was Animals, October was Earth Science and November is Oceans.

 
Free music lessons are being given by Milo Mejias. Photos by Johannah Waite.
   
 


Face painting during Kids Club. Photos by Johannah Waite.

CREAR is a nonprofit organization that promotes educational activities for children in the Samara area. For more information, visit www.asociacioncrear.org.


 

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