August 21, 2012
West St George kids urged to be helpers

Close to 50 children from West St George participated in this year’s annual summer camp, after a hiatus last year.{{more}}

Coordinator Maudiana Spence said the programme, now in its ninth year, was as successful as previous years’.

The youngsters, aged 5-12 years old, expressed their delight and satisfaction in being a part of the camp at the Doris Mckie Learning Resource Centre in Upper Cane Hall.

They were involved in numerous activities such as arts and craft, drama, physical education, tourism, ethics, journal management and field trips, under the watchful eyes of Spence, Paddia Barrack, and Racquel Webb, along with other volunteers and parents.

At yesterday’s closing ceremony, Minister of Sports, Tourism and Culture Cecil Mckie, who is also the constituency representative, advised the children to take what was learned at the summer camp to heart, as it would become useful to them in the future.

He said that the camp was the beginning of the process of their personal development, which would make them better citizens of Upper Cane Hall and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Mckie also urged the children to play their part at home, school and their churches, by being helpers to the leaders in these institutions.

Also addressing the children were Pastor Desmond Fessal, who encouraged them on achieving their goals, using the illustration of young David in the Bible, and 2011 Miss SVG Aviar Charles, who gave a motivational speech.

The children were also presented with certificates, distributed by Mckie.