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  1. 1.                                 NGO  Computer  Camp  for  children   Novi  Sad  Serbia     Safe  real  and  digital  childhood        Project  Computer  Camp  for  children  for  2011.                                                                                                                          Author  of  the  idea,  Teodor  S.  Konjević  (  1997.)                                            Heald    from    2008.g.    to    2011.g.       1
  2. 2. Safe  real  and  digital  childhood   Project  Computer  Camp  for  children  for  2011.     KompKamp   is   a   benefit   and   a   support   to   IT   advancement,   education   and   culture   with   children   ages  from  8  to  15,  a  benefit  to  UNICEF’s  program  School  Without  Violence  and  tolerance  with  kids  in  the  primary  school   age,   development   and   advancement   of   the   rural   environment,   engaging   youth   in   camp   work.   In  accordance  with  the  National  Plan  of  Action  for  kids  (NPA),  in  accordance  with  the  Action  plan  of  politics  for  youth  in  Vojvodina  and  in  accordance  with  the  National  strategy  for  prevention  and  protection  of  kids  from  violence,  this  project  is  a  continuation  of  successfully  held  activities,  during  2008.  2009  and  2010.  By  the  NGO  Computer  Camp  for  kids  aged  from  8  to  15  in  Serbia  (In  continuing  text:  KompKamp)      Believing  that  it  is  possible  to  make  a  world  in  which  children  won’t  feel  poverty,  violence,  abuse  and  discrimination   over   the   internet,   KompKamp   mobilizes   citizen   will,   financial   means   and   individuals   to   help  make   education   of   children   a   top   priority   in   the   conditions   the   country   is   in   during   the   transition   process,  along   with   big   problems.   Problems   of   the   position   of   children   and   youth   in   our   country   are   great   and   have  grown  especially  in  time  of  the  economic  crisis  and  transition,  they  are  linked  to  poverty  and  are  of  a  national  character.  Out  of  those  problems  some  stand  out,  which  should  have  a  status  of  a  national  problem  priority:  A  significant   part   of   the   population,   and   therefore   children,   are   living   in   poverty;   low   availability,   quality   and  efficiency   of   public   services   for   children   in   the   field   of   kids   health,   education,   children   culture,   increase   of  anomalies  with  kids  –  juvenile  violations,  drug  addiction  and  alcoholism,  various  forms  of  violence  etc.     Education   is   one   of   the   most   basic   and   strongest   leverages   for   social   integration   of   youth   and   for  breaking  the  chain  of  poverty  trough  several  generations.  The  goals  and  actions  of  KompKamp  are  directed  towards:   Establishing   a   system   of   prevention   and   protection   children   of   every   form   of   peer   and   online  violence,   social   neglect   and   every   shape   of   spending   time   on   the   street;   we   form   an   attitude   of  unacceptability   for   violence,   developing   tolerance   by   understanding   and   accepting   difference   and   nurturing  non-­‐violent   forms   of   communication,   raising   the   level   of   knowledge   of   a   safe   way   to   approach   modern  technologies,   strengthening   and   supporting   kids   and   families,   acquiring   new  knowledge   and  skills  useful  in  working  with  children  on  computers  using  the  latest  applications  for  computers  and  mobile  phones.     Children  are  educated  and  gradually  become  independent  in  using  modern  IT  tech,  satisfying  specific  needs   of   interest   of   the   children’s   age.   The   themes   the   children   go   over   on   computers   are:   Modeling   and  programming   of   games,   instead   of   just   playing   them   (In   camp,   playing   games   which   were   made   by   the  children  themselves,  or  in  a  team,  are  allowed),  in  creative  workshops  children  go  over  themes  like  addiction  sickness,  violence,  hygiene,  relations  between  genders,  kid’s  rights,  how  do  kids  live  in  other  countries,  future  professional  orientations,  etc.  The  other,  but  not  less  important  part  of  KompKamp  is  the  sport  activity  of  kids  and  various  forms  of  competitions,  thus  building  self-­‐confidence  in  the  children.     KompKamp’s   contribution   to   education   is   reflected   in   the   quality   approach   to   IT,   methods   of   non-­‐formal  education  along  with  fun  and  games,  so  our  kids  can  one  day  become  equal  citizens  of  the  world.  The  future   of   every   community   is   greatly   influenced   by   the   way   of   how   learning   conditions   are   provided   to  children.    Child  neglect,  and  ignorance  of  their  needs  leads  to  a  society  of  traumatized  adults.  This  fact  is  often  forgotten,  and  kids  are  a  very  important  part  of  the  earth’s  future  population.     Organizing   and   realizing   educative   and   psychosocial   programs   for   kids,   we   give   a   great   contribution  towards   building   a   modern   and   healthy   society,   thus   raising   the   countries   capacity   for   solving   child-­‐related  problems.   Special   goals:   developing   modern   knowledge   and   experience   in   the   field   of   computer   science,  education  of  good  uses  for  computers,  support  and  increasing  the  level  of  knowledge  about  online  violence,  education   about   protection   and   safety   while   using   electronic   machines,   creative   approach   to   working   on  computers   –   programming   games   instead   of   playing   them   –   developing   positive   shapes   of   communication  between   kids   and   getting   acquainted   with   skills   for   stopping   conflict   between   youth,   education   about  multiculturalism,   direction   towards   socially   threatened   groups   and   development   of   rural   environments   by  strengthening  capacity  trough  educative  and  advancement  programs  in  all  segments  of  rural  environment               2
  3. 3. Users  included  in  the  project,  their  number  and  structure:     Users  are  children  aged  from  8  to  15,  male  and  female  gender,  around  300      Children  from  regular  families  who  want  additional  education  in  the  IT  field      Children  from  single  parents   1.    Children  from  families  who  receive  child  allowance   2.    Children  from  families  who  receive  social  support   3.    Children  from  families  with  three  or  more  children   4.    Children  from  a  rural  environment   5.    SOS  Children’s  Villages  in  Kraljevo  and  Novi  Sad   6.    Provincial  Red  Cross  (Red  Cross  Sid)   7.    Other  users:  Youth/Student  graduates  of  a  fitting  profile  Models  and  ways  of  accomplishing  goals   New,  alternative  approaches,  trough  games  in  work,  are  practiced,  as  well  as  creative  solutions  on  the  computer,  which  have  a  long-­‐term  effect  and  sustainability  even  after  the  end  of  their  education  in  camp  by  the  following  program.  In  the  analysis  of  individual  games,  students  have  to  recognize  their  function  in  child  development  –  knowledge,  education,  expressional.   Kid’s   Summer   Computer   Camp   is   a   program   targeted   towards   primary   school   ages   with   the   goal   of  organized,   educative   use   of   children’s   free   time   during   the   summer   vacation.   The   primary   goal   of   the  computer   education   is   developing   interest   in   children   towards   useful   and   smart   uses   for   a   computer,   and  getting   to   know   computer   technologies.   Tasks   of   non-­‐formal   teaching:   training   for   and   understanding   the  capabilities   of   computer   technology,     developing   consciousness   of   smart   uses   for   a   computer,   nurturing  capabilities   of   basic   operations   on   the   computer   and   chosen   software,   getting   a   habit   of   time-­‐limits   on   the  computer,   supporting   a   creative   commitment   in   computer   programs   (use,   study,   research,   creation),  developing  a  critical  thinking  mind,  getting  to  know  basics  of  computer  literacy  and  research  using  software,  meeting  IT  professions.  Detail   work   program   of   the   camp:   Key   programs   of   work   in   KompKamp   are   IT   and   sport,   the   other   part   of   the  program   is   of   a   choosable   character:   good   behavior   workshops,   ecological,   film,   art   and   music   workshops  along   with   many   field   trips.   The   total   number   of   children   in   every   work   group   is   from   5   to   8,   to   achieve   an  optimal  effect  in  working  with  each  other.  Programming  is  a  key  program  for  kids.  Our  work  motto  is:         Kids,  don’t  just  play  games,  learn  to  make  them!  Possibilities  of  program  choice   -­‐ Multimedia  Fusion  Developer   -­‐ Blender  –  3D   -­‐ Unity  3D   -­‐ Windows  movie  maker   -­‐ Google  SketchUp   -­‐ Adobe   Master   collection:   Flash,   -­‐ Game  maker  –  Click  Team  Co.   Dreamweaver,  Photoshop   -­‐ 3D  Game  Creators  –  for  the  youngest   -­‐ CSS     -­‐ Robotics  –  Parallax   -­‐ Comic  Book  Creator   -­‐ Internet   safety,   social   networks,   -­‐ Gimp   blogging   -­‐ Inkscape   -­‐ Guides   on   searching   the   web,   educative   -­‐ KompoZer   sites,  forums  and  blogs   -­‐ RealDRAW,  Pivot,  Sweethome  3D   -­‐ Programs  for  beginners  -­‐  basic   -­‐ Xara  3D   -­‐ Operative   systems   Windows,   Linux,   Macintosh   -­‐ Hardware    SPORTS  WORKSHOPS   -­‐ Non-­‐swimmer  training,  swimming,  Games  Without  Limits  in  water   -­‐ Basketball,  Handball,  Volleyball,  Table  tennis:  Technique  training,  Methodic,  Rules   -­‐ Exercises  using  machines  and  on  ground:  Technique  training,  Methodic,  basic  elements  from  school   gymnastic  programs   3
  4. 4. -­‐ Rhythmic  Gym  –  Basic  elements  of  training  with  tools  (Cone,  Track,  Hoop...)   -­‐ Dances,  social  (Tango,  Latino,  Walcer)  and  folk  dance   -­‐ Competitions:  Obstacle  course  CREATIVE  WORKSHOPS  Film:   Recording   and   realizing   a   movie,   from   idea,   scenario,   to   production   and   postproduction   in   Windows  Movie  Maker.  Who  knows,  knows:  Quiz  in  school-­‐class  related  knowledge  Art:   Realizing   programs   of   painting,   modeling,   drawing   and   other   techniques   which   are   used   to   add   to   the  kid’s  knowledge  and  skills  of  art.  Music:   General   musical   knowledge   and   education,   getting   to   know   different   genres,   practicing   composing  trough  software,  contests,  guitar  lessons,  forming  a  choirs  of  KompKamp  members,  „Eurosong“  type  contest  named  „Kampovision“  and  handing  out  prizes.  Drama  and  recital  section:  In  cooperation  with  the  City  Library  of  Novi  Sad  –  going  trough  literature  works  on  the  computer  and  making  a  personal  web  page  or  blog.  Ecological  workshop:  In  cooperation  with  the  NGO  „Engineers  of  nature  protection“,  Novi  Sad   –  working  with  children   in   a   special   program   with   the   goal   of   getting   to   know   ways   to   preserve   our   environment.   Trough  these  activities  we  do  everything  we  can  to  make  our  environment  clean,  with  out  work  actions,  we  plant  a  tree  in  the  parks  every  shift.  Good  behavior  workshop:  Bonton.  In  cooperation  with  the  school  „Bonton  for  young  ladies  and  gentlemen“  from  Belgrade.  General  culture,  development  of  thinking,  movement  and  basics  of  personality,  humbleness,  attitudes,  prejudice,  ways  of  tolerant  interaction,  respect,  dress  code  and  education  are  elements  which  are  thought  to  kids  trough  fun  and  games,  in  the  goal  of  easy  acceptance  of  appropriate  manners.  Meeting  with  the  project  School  Without  Violence,  realized  by  UNICEF,  a  way  of  forming  peer  teams.  Health   Club:   Education   of   the   youth   in   maintaining   hygiene   and   body   health,   spiritual   and   physical,   the  importance  of  a  healthy  lifestyle.  Ethno   Workshop:   Program   of   acquainting   kids   with   folk   traditions   and   culture   of   national   structures   (Slovaks,  Hungarians,  Serbs).  Fun:  Art  competitions,  masquerade  party,  Disco  Night  Field   trips:   Visit   to   the   stables   and   horse-­‐riding;   Visiting   museums   and   cultural-­‐historic   monuments   in   the  surrounding  areas  PROGRAM  EFFECTS:   • Increasing  knowledge  in  the  IT  field  and  creative  capabilities   • Increasing  physical  health  in  kids   • Following  talented  children  in  the  field  of  programming  and  IT  technology  and  orientation   • Preventing  non-­‐active  time  spending  on  the  computer  during  the  summer  vacation   • Socializing  kids  who  lean  towards  individual  IT  work  –  Team  work   • Conscience  and  tolerance  of  different  nations,  faiths  and  wealth   • Committing  youth  –  students  of  IT,  Pedagogy,  PE,  music,  film  and  art  culture  PLACE  AND  TIME  OF  THE  CAMP:     The  camp  is  located  in  a  rural  area  of  Vojvodina,  in  a  safe,  careless  and  tamed  environment,  where  kids   spending   time   among   nature   go   trough   everyday   education,   sport,   artistic-­‐cultural   and   creative  programs,  exerting  their  individual  capabilities,  gaining  new  knowledge,  skills  and  self-­‐confidence.  During  the  hot  summer  days,  in  a  situation  where  many  Serbian  children  don’t  have  the  option  to  go  to  sea,  a  mountain  or  any  other  place  for  rest  and  relaxation,  Computer  Camp  for  Kids  presents  an  oasis  of  kid’s  joy  and  pleasure.  Repeated   returns   to   camp,   up   to   4   times   from   some   kids,   is   just   another   sign   at   the   successfulness   of   our  program  and  the  satisfaction  of  educative  camp-­‐goers.  The  camp  is  an  organized  12-­‐day  stay  for  children  aged  from  8  to  15,  in  a  safe  environment,  adequate  food,  quality  program  content  and  complete  care  and  supervision  from  expert  staff,  24  hours  a  day.  Staff  in  camp  includes  doctors,  teachers,  youth-­‐graduates  of  IT,  pedagogy,  PE,  music,  film  and  art  culture,  cooks,  cleaners,  technical  staff,  night  guard.  Date  of  camp:   4
  5. 5. From  July  1st  to  25th  of  August.  Preparations  for  camp  last  all  year  long  Total  number  of  participants  for  summers  of  2008,  2009  and  2010  was  over  300  kids  There   are   5   shifts   which   last   12   days   each.   Every   shift   has   around   25-­‐30   kids.   The   number   of  assistants/teachers/hosts/experts  working  with  kids  is  17  in  every  shift      Written  support  and  donations  in  the  form  of  products  in  our  three-­‐year  long  work  were  received  from:   1. Provincial   secretariat   for   education   and   15. Agroziv  Zitiste   culture  2008   16. Swisslion  Takovo  Gornji  Milanovac   2. Provincial   secretariat   for   social   politics   17. Mlekara  Subotica   and  demography  2008   18. Carnex  Vrbas   3. Ministry  of  education   19. Beohemija  Belgrade   4. Ministry   of   Telecommunications   and   IT   20. Polimark  Belgrade   community   21. Univerzal  Novi  Sad   5. ClickTeam  company   22. Nestle  Belgrade   6. Google  Company   23. Div  Papir  Novi  Sad   7. USA  Parallax  company   24. Repro  Trade  Novi  Sad   8. Serbian  Business  System  Belgrade  –  IBM   25. Enia  Sintelon  Backa  Palanka   9. Microsoft  Serbia   26. RTV  Novi  Sad   10. ComTrage  Group  CT  Computers   27. Radio  202  Belgrade   11. Sinalco  Belgrade   28. B92  Belgrade   12. CocaCola  Belgrade   29. Radio  Sajam  Novi  Sad   13. Invej  Belgrade   30. Politikin  Zabavnik   14. Frikom   31. Svet  Kompjutera    Professional   software   and   hardware   support   for   camp   was   given   by   –   Google   Company,   Parallax,   Click  Team,  Unity  3D,  ComTrade  and  many  more        COOPERATION  WITH  UNIVERSITY  OF  NOVI  SAD       In   the   year   2010.   Cooperation   was   established   with   the   Novi   Sad   University   –   Faculty   of   technical  sciences  (Prof  Dr  Branislav  Borovac)  and  the  Natural  Mathematics  Faculty  –  Department  of  Physics  (Dr  Tijana  Prodanovic,  docent),  and  cooperation  is  in  continuation  During  the  work  in  camp  2011.  A  plan  was  created  for  working  with  kids  by  the  Rules  of  the  competition  on  Researchers  Night  2011  (Noc  Istrazivaca  2011),  and  to  make  video  games,  based  on  themes.   • Science  against  the  boogeyman  (The  goal  is  to,  trough  the  game,  learn  how  science  helps  us  every  day   in  battle  against  dangerous  things,  like  disease,  and  helps  us  learn  how  to  live  better  and  accomplish   more);   • Interesting   geography   –   World   without   limits   (The   goal   of   this   game   is   to   help   us   learn   about   the   countries  of  the  world  trough  games)   • Mr.  Maths  (The  goal  of  this  game  is  to  help  us  learn  and  practice  mathematics  trough  games)  Teachers,   Proffesors   and   Students   were   invited   to   be   included   in   the   realization   of   the   competition   and  encourage  their  pupils  to  creativity  and  participation  Cooperation  was  also  established  with  the  following  institutions:   • SOS  Children’s  Village  Sremska  Kamenica   • SOS  Children’s  Village  Kraljevo   • Association  for  school  sport  and  olympian  education  Novi  Sad   • NGO  „Engineers  of  nature  protection“  Novi  Sad   • City  Library  of  Novi  Sad   • School  „Etique  for  young  ladies  and  gentlemen“  in  Belgrade   5
  6. 6. • Color  Press  Group,  editorial  staff  of  Screen  Fun   • Editorial  staff  of  Politikin  Zabavnik  and  Svet  Kompjutera   • Surrounding  primary  schools   • Dialectological   counseling   group   ENTERA   from   Belgrade,   prevention   of   addiction   (http://www.entera.co.rs)   The   nomination   recieved   from   the   Informatical   Association   of   Serbia   (JISA)   for   the   Discobolos   2009,   which  is  another  proof  of  the  successfulness  of  work  of  KompKamp.   GOALS  WHICH  ARE  ACHIEVED  BY  REALIZING  THIS  PROJECT   • Organized   educative   work   with   kids   in   the   form   of   non-­‐formal   education   during   the   summer   vacation   • Prevention  of  passive  and  non-­‐active  use  of  computers  during  free  time  on  summer  vacation   • Increasing  the  level  of  knowledge  in  the  field  of  IT   • Supporting  intercultural  and  correct  communication  in  children  –  Tolerance  and  non-­‐violence   • Bettering  physical  activity  in  kids  aged  from  8  to  15   • Active   vacation   and   care   for   children   from   socially   endangered   families   and   environments   and   institutions  for  child  care  (SOS  Children’s  villages,  Red  Cross)   • Contribution  to  development  and  strengthening  capacity  of  rural  environments   • Support  to  parents  of  IT  talented  children   • Encouraging  youth,  graduates  of  pedagogy,  IT,  PE,  Music  and  film  culture  to  active  participation  in   work  with  kids  as  sort  of  passing  on  knowledge,  skill  and  practice  for  future  professions  Daily  schedule  in  camp:       7:30  -­‐  8:00h   Waking  up     8:00  -­‐  8:20h   Gymnastics     8:30  -­‐  9:00h   Breakfast     9:00  -­‐13:00h   Education,  Workshops,  Sport,  Pool     13:00  -­‐13:30h   Lunch     13:30  -­‐14:30h   Rest     14:30  -­‐17:00h   Sport  activities,  pool      17:00  -­‐17:30h   Snack  break     17:30-­‐19:00h   Education,  Workshops,  Sport     19:00-­‐19:30h   Dinner     20:00h-­‐22:30h   Party     22:30  –  23:00h   Showers,  sleep      Evaluation:  It  is  done  in  the  period  from  September  2010  to  February  2011.  The  evaluation  will  be  done  with  focus  on  the  processes   that   secured   quality   on   one   side,   and   the   method   on   which   the   degree   of   quality   is   confirmed.  Evaluation   will   have   the   goal   to   evaluate   the   quality   of   non-­‐formal   education   as   such,   and   to   evaluate   the  quality  of  leadership  and  organization  of  this  type  of  work  and  summer  vacation  for  kids  as  a  new  way  and  quality  aspect  of  non-­‐formal  education.  The  goal  of  the  project  isn’t  just  to  realized  the  results,  but  to  make  the  end  users  use  them  as  much  as  possible,  in  the  goal  of  improving  educative  –  non-­‐formal  work  and  the  educative  process.  Smart  use  of  the  computer  and  safe  surfing  of  the  web  in  children  is  the  end  goal  of  our  camp   education.   True   results   can   be   seen   in   the   following   year.   Because   of   that   it   is   important   to   conduct  active   promotion   of   the   results,   spread   awareness   of   their   existence,   motivate   users   to   using,     publication  informative   material,   etc.   Which   is   the   primary   of   this   project.   Parallel   to   that,   result   use   evaluation   will   be  conducted   as   well.   The   goal   is   to   get   an   indication   of   success,   point   out   flaws,   give   guides   to   further  improvement  and  possibilities  of  use  increase.  In  this  activity,  journalists  will  be  contacted  if  needed,  a  press  release  will  be  given,  publicizing  short  informative  leaflets,  realizing  advert-­‐presentation  material,  etc.  Target   6
  7. 7. groups   are:   Admission   of   educative   institutions,     end   users   and   a   wider   public.   On   a   national   level   this   project  presents  a  big  investment.  For  it  to  pay  out  in  the  long  term,  it  is  needed  to  use  the  existing  capacities  in  the  most  purposeful  way.  Therefore  it  is  vital  to  give  help  so  users  in  all  fields  can  experience  KompKamp  in  the  right  way,  and  use  the  gained  skills.  The  project  in  this  part  can’t  solve  all  the  problems,  but  can  identify  them,  point  to  the  ways  of  solution  and  support  their  realization.        Author  and  organizer  is  Radoslava  Konjevic  Biography:  Born   in   Erdevik,   6th   of   October,   1954.   Graduated   web   design   at   the   IT   academy   and   tourism   in   the   University  of  Novi  Sad.  Working  on  computers  since  1992.  She  Is  the  founder  of  NGO  Computer  Camp  for  Kids  aged  from  8  to  15  in  Serbia  Formed  the  project  for  KompKamp  in  2007,  which  is  supported  by   • Provincial  secretariat  for  education  and  culture   • Ministry  of  telecommunications  and  IT  society  of  Serbia   • Digital  agenda   • Ministry  of  education   • Provincial  secretariat  for  demography,  family  and  social  care  for  children,  And  many  more  institutions  and  individuals     Works   with   cooperatives   with   kids   during   the   summer   vacation,   and   works   in   a   private   computer  school   during   the   year.   Teaches   programs   on   the   PC   and   Macintosh   operating   systems   (23   programs)   and  publishes  manuals  and  scripts  for  internet  programs.   Works   with   web   design   and   her   passion   is   learning   and   advancing.   Specially   works   with   web   analytics  and  user  interface  most  of  her  time  is  spent  learning  about  different  programs,  concepts  and  understanding  what   is   in   the   IT   trend.   She   successfully   passes   on   her   17-­‐year  old  knowledge   to  others,  and  especially  kids,   in  search  for  answers  in  the  IT  field.   Lived  in  the  USA  and  Izrael,  and  from  2001  lives  and  works  in  Novi  Sad,  with  her  son  Theodore,  who  is  born  in  1997.  Portfolio:www.kompkamp.org   Team  members  for  the  realization  of  the  project:  15-­‐17  cooperatives  from  the  Nis  Volunteer  center  Supervision  in  camp  is  strictly  done  by  expert  staff  24/7:  there  are  teachers,  doctors,  youth-­‐graduates  of  IT,  pedagogy,  PE,  music,  film  and  art  culture,  cooks,  cleaners,  technical  staff,  night  guard.  Way  of  realizing  the  project:  independantly,  monthly  fee  and  sponsors  in  products  (Never  money)  Characteristics:  Responsibility,  enterprise,  ability  to  organize  and  conduct  the  project.  Successfully  held  camps  in  2008  and  2009  with  a  total  of  approximately  400  children  Web   sites   of   our   camp:     Kompkamp   2008   www.kompkamp.net/index2.html;  Kompkamp  2009/2010/2011/2012:  www.compcamp.net     7