Special students complete summer programme
August 11, 2006
Special students complete summer programme

The curtain finally came down on the National Society of Persons with Disabilities’ Summer Holiday Program for children with special needs last Friday at their headquarters on Webb Street, New Montrose.

The program, which started on July 17, 2006, was held under the theme, “Agriculture, a way to the future”, and saw a total of 17 children, ages seven to 13 participating.{{more}}

The multi-talented kids displayed their musical talent by rendering a beautiful selection at the closing ceremony. They also showed that they were ready to grace the fashion runway and become future models for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as they strutted their stuff for the audience.

Coordinator of the Summer Program, Rudolph Roberts, said that he was very pleased with the outcome of the program. He mentioned that the children showed a vast amount of interest and participated in whatever was presented. Roberts stated that the theme struck a cord with the kids, as they were immediately hooked on finding out as much as they could about livestock. “I was very elated about the children’s interest towards the program,” remarked Roberts.

He said that the children’s main focus was on rabbit and broiler rearing. They visited DaSilva’s Chicken Farm at Buccament Bay, the Dumbarton Livestock Station and the Botanic Gardens.

He further told the SEARCHLIGHT, that it was a great feeling seeing children from the mainstream schools being a part of the program. “I was very happy to see the children mingling as they are all equal,” recounted Roberts.

Taiwanese Ambassador Jack Cheng and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Mobilisation Rosita Snagg were also on hand to present certificates to the participants.