KeNako hosted another very successful English Holiday Camp for 8 Korean students in January. The Korean students arrived in Cape Town after a long flight from Seoul where they were met by the KeNako bus. The Camp was from the 6th to 30th January.
It was something of a surprise to find that one of the students was only in Grade 2,
but in line with KeNako’s ‘we-opic’ attitude towards such matters – a spirit of cooperation and a collective capability that empowers the team and generates synergy – KeNako’s team of professionals did not blink an eyelid and made the necessary adjustments to allow the program to continue without disruption.
Whilst the focus of the Camp was English, the students enjoyed a diverse Garden Route experience that included visits to places of interest from the Cango Caves and an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn to frolicking in the Mossel Bay water theme park.
The students were busy from 06h00 to 22h00 in the evening. In Korea this represents normal study time in the day in the life of a school student! The Koreans were able to experience the everyday life of a South African scholar by receiving special English language tuition in a classroom at Glenwood House School.
Outside of school they loved the South African food prepared by Rob Douglas, KeNako’s chef. English Summer Camp is a chance for the Koreans to play and to learn in a wide variety of activities from athletics to arts and crafts, to cooking or adventuring.
KeNako’s Camp philosophy focuses on promoting positive participation, interpersonal engagement and personal development. The goal is to challenge, but also to provide a fun atmosphere for each individual, regardless of ability.
The weather during the Camp was generally good and the mood was most certainly excellent for the duration of the Camp! Everyone seemed to have a great time and KeNako looks forward to meeting those who attended the Camp in future years. Some of the students from the Camp have already indicated they will be joining the KeNako Academy program on a full time basis later this year.
The Koreans departed KeNako with a number of new friends, improved English, a new and different set of skills and knowledge including an improved physical ability, but perhaps above all else smiles on their faces. They left with many fond memories and a desire to return to South Africa.