MAROPENG HELPS CHILDREN REACH FOR THEIR DREAMS
Eight children and four adults from Reach For A Dream enjoyed a special day at Maropeng on 26 June, when they paid a visit to the Cradle of Humankind.
“Reach For A Dream try to take sick children out of their everyday environments and take them somewhere not only fun but educational too,” says Sanet Pohl, Project and Event Co-ordinator for Reach For A Dream. “I research various websites for ideas for the children’s outings and that is where I came across Maropeng. I didn’t realise how much there is to do in the Cradle of Humankind and was pleasantly surprised by what a wonderful experience Maropeng is. It is definitely something every child should experience at least once.”
The special outing began with an educational talk from one of the Maropeng tour guides, who shared his knowledge about Darwin’s theory of evolution and the fossils found at the Sterkfontein Caves, which put into context the anthropological significance of the area. Then the exploring began.
“The boat ride was the highlight for the children on the trip and the exhibition which depicted the different stages of evolution provided a really fun way for the children to learn,” says Amy Samuels, a volunteer who accompanied the children on the excursion. “The group was also fascinated by Nelson Mandela’s handprints at the end of the museum tour and enjoyed writing their names on the board and leaving their mark behind as well. It was a very educational and enjoyable day which the children will treasure.”
“The children thoroughly enjoyed their outing to Maropeng, so much so that they asked if they could come back again. Reach For A Dream will definitely be bringing a lot more children to explore Maropeng,” concludes Pohl.
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