Chances are you grew up getting to play baseball or soccer with friends. Or, you had the opportunity to play at nice grassy parks and ball fields. You played childhood games, slid down slides, and basically got to be a kid.
That's not the case for our kids. Many were working slave labor jobs, or begging for food, or trying to figure out where they might lay their head down. They didn't own toys or sports equipment and the filthy streets were no place for childhood games. We can't even fathom their childhoods.
In addition to providing the love of Jesus, a safe haven, and the hope of an education, RCF, Inc. has added a monthly Park/Sports Day to the curriculum. Call it Gym Class, but we take an inexpensive bus to a green, grassy park outside the slums on a Saturday so that the kids can just laugh, cheer, smile and simply be children.
Favorite games are badminton, cricket, soccer, running races, tug of war, sack races, as well as just playing on the slides, swings, see saws, and playground equipment.
Even the Director and teachers get in on the fun. YOU are giving them life when you give them the chance to be a child.