Kindergarten brings hope to asylum center's children
Children living in an asylum camp are receiving education from asylum center's kindergarten, a valuable opportunity of proving them a bright future.
The children, aged three to six, are from different backgrounds. A total of 12 children are enrolled in the kindergarten, which started in August last year.
According to Helle Brodersen, one of the teachers, the children are getting the kind of education received by many Danish children countrywide. "The children get the kind of education other kindergartens in Denmark provide," she said.
Teachers also use the same Danish code of conduct when dealing with the children. Children are not beaten even when they are irrespective of their nationality. The children are always guided on how to do the correct thing in a parental way. The teachers also tell their parents not to beat up the children.
The children at the Hanstholm Asylcenter always get enough breakfast and lunch, which sometimes comprises of chicken, bread, fruits, juice, milk, just to mention a few.
So does Brodersen find any challenges teaching children from different nationalities, some of whom cannot speak fluent Danish?
"It is very easy for me to teach the children, because they just follow what I teach them," she said - and continued - "The only challenge I find is the language, since they come from different countries. But we are trained to teach the children in a way they can easily understand," she said.
The Hanstholm Cosmopolitan can be found and downloaded right here!