9. May 2019

The photo exhibition will be opened with a speech by Ujo Petersen. Board members of the Greenland Children's Association Heidi Lindholm and Thomas "Tyt" Mogensen will be offering something to drink and eat.
The Greenland Children's Association has three times held summer camps for children in Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq. In 2015 the trip went to Ittoqqortoomiit, and in 2018 both Ittoqqortoomiit and Paamiut were the setting for summer camps in the municipality.

Secretary of the Greenland Children's Association, Nike Berthelsen, says: "With the photo exhibition, we wanted to focus on the importance of creating positive communities and giving children the opportunity for a fun and different summer holiday. The bonds the children form with each other and with the volunteers who travel to Greenland from all over the world are important both in the long and short term. Evaluations show that the children, in addition to having a fun and exciting summer, throw themselves into learning new things, they make new friends and their language skills improve. At the camp in Ittoqqortoomiit in 2018, 73 per cent responded. of the children interviewed that they had improved their English", says Nike Berthelsen and emphasizes that the Greenland Children's Association has received great support for running summer camps in the municipality. "Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq has been an important collaboration partner. Without their support, we would not have been able to complete such a large project for the joy of so many children and volunteers", concludes Nike Berthelsen.

About the background for summer camps in Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq:
For some children, summer in a small town can be very long. The school, the club and the hall are typically closed, and very few children have the opportunity for summer holidays outside the city. Summer camps are an offer for these children.

Boredom is turned into lots of games and sports, exotic food and music, foreign languages ​​and new playmates when volunteers from all over the world move to the city for four weeks. The volunteers arrive from all corners of the world. Right from Taiwan to Canada. From Greece to Mexico. Together with local adults, they organize sports, activities and games for the children in the cities.
The photos exhibited in Katuaq were taken by photographers Ena Kurtagic Granulo and Dagmara Wojtanowicz