KARI ran yet another successful Vacation Care program during the October school holidays. Vacation Care is a program run by KARI’s Community Programs team to provide fun and educational activities to Indigenous youth during the school holidays.
Vacation Care ran from Monday the 8th of October to Friday the 12th of October.
Mondays activity was a Robotics workshop, hosted by Robokids. Robokids encourages youth to become involved in the growing industry of technology.
Monday’s activity was all about technology and robots. Building robots from scratch and coding were some of the impressive skills that were acquired by the youth.
Workshops like Robokids are important for Indigenous youth as it introduces them to the world of technology and what they are capable of creating.
Qualifications in IT are low amongst the Indigenous community, which is why KARI and Robokids hope to continue this partnership.
This is in order to increase interest in the field of technology amongst Indigenous youth.
The weather thankfully cleared up for Tuesday’s activity, where some youth went to Cables Aqua Water Park. The Cables Aqua Park located in Penrith consists of a “Wipe Out” like obstacle course where youth were able to unleash as well as have endless hours of fun.
The clouds didn’t stop them from having a fantastic time.
On Thursday, the group went to go see the film ‘Smallfoot’ at the movies. This is a film about a group of yetis trying to prove that humans, or ‘smallfoot’ exists. As it’s a light film, the youth who attended had a great time!
KARI Community Programs had a blast putting on activities for the youth to enjoy during the school holidays. We hope to see you next term!