With the sole focus on keeping the station’s younger audience occupied throughout the month ahead, VOC has once again launched its annual Kiddies Ramadan Clubhouse Project for the year 1435. In line with the stations goal of marking its 20th Ramadan with fresh and innovative ideas, this year’s project will include the distribution of an activities list, sure to keep both children and parents entertained throughout the month.
The Ramadan Activities Point System List will serve as an entry ticket for children into the actual kiddies clubhouse event, slated to take place near the end of Ramadan. The list will be distributed at various outside broadcasts (OB) throughout the month, until entries close on the 23rd July.
“For this year’s project, since its school holidays and parents are always looking for ideas to keep children occupied, we decided to try and get some activities which the parents can also be involved in. So we created a Ramadan activities list, that is designed to get both children,and their parents creative juices running,” explained VOC producer Quanita Kamaar
The list will work on a points system, with parents given the chance to reward their kids based on different achievements. These achievements range from the memorisation or recital of duahs and hadiths, attending or volunteering at Islamic programmes, helping parents with preparations during iftaar and suhoor, visiting a sick person and donating money to the poor, amongst many others. Once the child completes one of the activities, they can be rewarded with the respective points.
However, Kamaar stressed that children need not be obligated to complete all the activities, and should be allowed to choose which activities they wish to tackle.
The Kiddies Ramadan Clubhouse event will accommodate 150 children, meaning only the first 150 to collect the Ramadaan Activities Point System List will receive entry to the event. Children need to be between the ages of 6 and 13, and should be accompanied by a parent when collecting the list at any of the stations OB’s.
For more information on where the lists will be distributed stayed tuned to VOC. You can also contact the stations reception during office hours at 021 442 3500. VOC (Mubeen Banderker)