Child and Youth Development Activities
There's lots of fun to be had for the young ones in the Remote Community. Programs include:
- Krafts for Kids - Ages 5 - 12 - A new program which sees craft kits sent out to children 4 or 5 times per year. To join the fun, send a message to email@example.com
- Jack is on a Journey - Jack the Bear continues his European adventures and is with some friends in Istanbul, Turkey! Jack would love to visit you and can fly to you through the mail. He likes to have his picture taken and entries made in his travel journal. If you would like to take Jack on a journey, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Colouring contests - The last page of each issue of the Remote Report, the official newsletter of the Remote MFRC, has a colouring contest entry. Send us your most colourful work!
- A book illustration competitionfor budding artists - The Natasha's Wood Foundation is holding an art competition in support of military families. Children are invited to submit art work to illustrate Canadian children's author and military spouse, Fay Maddison's book "Twiglet's First Birthday". Read the book and find the rules and entry form at the Natasha's Wood Foundation website, then get out your art supplies!
- Books and a variety of resources are available through the lending library.
The Dependent Education website deals with the education and related care of DND dependant students both inside and outside of Canada. You will find a list of world education sites and links to the Canadian Forces International Schools. The site also provides information on screening procedures and guidelines, education allowances, education compatibility and language instruction.
On-line Babysitting Course
For those 12 and over, there is an online babysitting course available. The course consists of six lessons and takes from four to six hours to complete, depending on your experience with babysitting and can be accessed from anywhere: home, library or school. Participants will receive a Babysitting Business Kit which includes:
- Personalized Certificate
- Wallet Card
- Sample flyers and coupons
Cost for the course is just $17.50 plus $5 for postage. The MFRC-Remote will reimburse 10 euros toward the cost of the course upon proof of completion. Register in the child's name at www.youthonline.ca/babysitting/onlinecourse.shtml.
National Youth Model Program
Remote Family Services provides opportunities for youth to connect and meet through the National Youth Model Program. Facilitated by the Youth Model Coordinator, Sue Zientek, and directed by the Remote Youth Model Committee, teens meet on-line approximately once a month. In the past, participants have had the opportunity to meet face-to-face through events such as a Battlefield Tour, participation in Canada Day activities and a Europe-wide Youth Leadership Conference.
The program is expanding and provides a wonderful way for Remote youth to connect with each other. For more information check out the Youth Program page or contact the program coordinator at email@example.com.