Children’s Day – Te Ra O Te Tamariki – Celebrating our Children

On Sunday 28th February, Challenge 2000 celebrated an early Children’s Day.  Children of all ages were entertained with a bouncy castle, face painting, bead/jewellery making, a tug-of-war, sack races, paper plane making and shared food, drink and fruit.  Smiles were ear to ear and laughter was heard all around.  One of the best things of the whole day was the presence of twenty five volunteer youth leaders who organised all the activities and made sure that the young ones had a great time.  A great day for children and their families!!

“The soul is healed by being with children.” Dostoyevsky

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see” – J F Kennedy


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Kia mau i a ratou te ihi

They hold the delight of life

Kia mau i a ratou te wehi

They hold the awe of life

Kia mau i a ratou te wana

They hold the love of life

The greatest thing we can do is love them and spend time with them.


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Children’s Day Celebrations

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Today 25 Challenge staff members and young volunteer leaders – workers, uni students and senior college students provided hours of their TIME for children on Children’s Day.
A bouncy castle, games, world cup cricket, face-painting, water bombs, basketball, a BBQ, ice-blocks, apples and bananas, lollies – all contributed to a fantastic celebration of children.
And actually all the Big Kids had a good time too! So did grandparents, relatives and friends on a sunny Wellington Sunday.
As St Francis said “It is in giving we receive” and everyone who gave a little today – sure did.
If you want to volunteer for events like this, and make a difference let’s know….. Just Do It…. give your TIME and join the team.11017509_10153099289318164_6658974869797024514_n