These activities had a real pedagogical purpose, as the skills taught by the volunteers will be practically useful to the children in their lives.
The volunteers did some very serious work ahead of time to prepare each of the stations for the children. Ultimately, the stations were an occasion for play as well as a chance to learn some very useful skills. Of particular interest was the station dedicated to the profession of Driver. Vladimir Sukhov, the volunteer in charge of that station, had the children split into pairs. One child from each pair was blindfolded and the other had to verbally, and with physical prompts, guide the blindfolded driver as he led him through a serious of obstacles! The stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities was aimed at developing a trusting relationship between the two people in the pair, as well as exercising verbal skills.