Kids for Freedom
International Children Charity Flotilla since 2002
Kids for Freedom is a non-profit organization that allows children from all over the world to spend a week sailing in the Mediterranean. The association does not claim to educate or change participants during the week; the children should be allowed to spend a week away from their most tense situation. The whole thing just in a completely new and fascinating environment, the sea! The children get to know children, which may be similar, they sing, dance, swim and laugh together.
The follow-up care of the children through the media or visits is also of great concern to the participants.
The week on board
For a week, the K4F fleet sails along the beautiful coastline, entering a new bay every day. Of course there is a lot to do on board as well as ashore. There are many small events and games we prepare for an exciting and varied week.
Of course, living on the boat for a week does not go without clear rules and tasks that are distributed equally and fairly to all crew members. Life on the boat and sailing with the wind only works if everybody helps and pulls together.
The participants of the week come from many different countries and so it happens that you have to try all the possibilities of communication. Most of the time English is the most commonly used language. However, it has often happened that at the end of the week a completely new language emerged which the kids understood. Children are very creative and K4F wants to encourage that creativity.