“Karibu” to the summer festival at Kindergarden Arche

by Ruth Bücker,  2010/07/05

“Karibuni” is a word in the African language Swahili and means “welcome”. And this welcome was extended to all the visitors of this year’s summer festival at the humedica Kindergarden Arche, which took place on Saturday 3rd July 2010 under the motto “We love Africa”.

On this sunny day which also was a special day for all football fans the guests could soon easily imagine themselves being somewhere on the African continent. Crossing the roaring river Congo by means of a ropeway, searching for diamonds, picking bananas like in Namibia, a Kenyan cheetah race and goal shooting like it was taking place in South Africa right then and also this evening on our large public screen.

Just like in Africa – the summer festival at the humedica Kindergarden Arche. Photo: humedica

We love Africa – this motto was clearly demonstrated at Kindergarden Arche in Kaufbeuren and all the children, parents, friends and acquaintances, neighbours and interested persons were welcome there.

The festival started at 2pm and it was the highlight of the previous weeks which also passed under the motto Africa. In the framework of an adventurous day, the little boys and girls were told both about the wonders and beauty of the African countries, and also about their problems.

humedica employee Susanne Merkel explained the meaning of water and a lack of it to the children, and a young woman described people’s life in her home country Cameroon. Furthermore, the children painted drums in different colours to play on them and they were made more aware of the “black continent” by means of numerous other activities.

Kindergarden Arche is the only humedica project run in Germany and at the same time it serves as company kindergarden for the children of humedica employees.

“Asante sana” (thank you very much) for this wonderful day and “kwa heri”, goodbye. We are looking forward to meeting you again next year.

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