Santa Claus has come to the refugee children
The sixth of December is a significant day for all children. Thanks to some volunteers and supporters, here at the Refugee Center we were able to create a memorable day for all residents.
Early in the morning on Tuesday, the little ones were curiously lurking in front of the community tent and trying to get us workers to talk about what is in the boxes that we pack so abundantly. Later, after school, all the children gathered around the tent and were just waiting for us to open the well-known community space for them.
Entering the big tent, we were greeted by a real Christmas atmosphere. There was a red carpet on the stage on which stood a fireplace made of paper. Little socks and glitter ornaments hung on it, just like on a holiday postcard.
Everything was carefully arranged, and of course the armchair was not missing, which was prepared for Santa Claus to rest after the long journey.
In addition to the staff, the decoration was done by a few young volunteer girls who live here. When we entered, one of the girls said that she almost cried because she was so proud of her work.
The event was opened by Attila Lénárt-Muszka, director of the School to Success, and then the long-awaited guest, Santa Claus and his enthusiastic helpers, Transcosmos staff, arrived.
Young and old as well gave them a standing ovation. Transcosmos volunteers already know the children well, as they have been regularly supporting us with their work since March. And the young people wanted to thank this regular attention and care. They prepared with self-made soaps for the volunteers on the occasion of the holidays.
In addition, it is, of course, an unavoidable holiday program. With the help of the teachers, the classes prepared Christmas carols and rhymes for Santa Claus and his helpers. They performed the songs a little embellished, but lovingly.
Dr László Khaled took care of the Santa packages, which were given to all residents as gifts. For the young ones, Pál Rafael gave toy packages.