We strongly believe that every child should experience the joyful energy of childhood.
We manifest this belief by organizing summer camps and sports and play activities at schools for children living in developing countries.
Through play and sports activities, music and dance, role-playing and creative exercises, Join for Joy offers these children a unique opportunity to express themselves freely and feel what it means to be youthful.
Our mission relies on the spirit of local partners, schools, volunteers, and of course of the kids. Because teamwork makes the dream work.
Joy is central to our activities. Our purpose is to let children enjoy the activities of our summer camps and sports and playing program at schools. The energy of the kids is contagious: after the summer camps our local partners and volunteers all return to their normal lives inspired, energized and light heartedly. Also Join for Joy itself enjoys the benefits of this shared joyful energy in order to reach its own ambitions.
The summer camps stand or fall by the efforts and input of our volunteers and local partners. Not only do they support Join for Joy, they inspire us by exchanging suggestions and ideas for which Join for Joy provides a platform. These ideas range from innovative fundraising actions to new program elements. Join for Joy highly values a direct and transparent relation with all our participants; ranging from schoolteachers, parents, children, volunteers, cooks, to of course our sponsors.
During the summer camps children develop teambuilding skills. They learn how to win and lose, and how to bring out the best in each other. With our specially tailored program Join for Joy informs children about health issues and future job opportunities. This way, Join for Joy hopes to broaden their horizons and give their development an extra boost. Growth is our shared goal: Join for Joy aims to have a steep learning curve, and seeks to expand the scope of its activities in order to help as many children as possible.
When we arrived at Fisherman’s Camp, all preparations fell into place. And by then, it felt surreal that in no less than 36 hours the same campground will be taken over by 50 Kenyan kids, local teachers, and us. Read more
The programme has helped the vulnerable children to discover their talents for future occupations! Read more
Through the camps the kids become active in class at school and they increase their performance. Read more
Like one of the teachers said about the career day: ‘’it is really valuable that, with this subject from the Join for Joy program, the children get a boost. It makes a big difference for them to see in real life what they can become in the future. Read more