Lazarus Foundation vacation programme for children begins
July 16, 2013

Lazarus Foundation vacation programme for children begins

Beginning today, the Lazarus Foundation will host a vacation programme for children in and around the Sion Hill community.{{more}}

Geared for children between 5 and 16 years old, the activity will run from July 16 to 26.

Director of the Lazarus Foundation Angella “Ideisha” Jackson said in a release that it is expected that between 40 and 60 children will take part in the programme, which will be held under the theme, “Using all of Mother Nature”.

The children will be involved in arts and craft, community service and educational/recreational tours.

The Lazarus Foundation is a non-profit charity that was established in 2008. It has been involved in promoting activities for children, such as video shows, fairs, field trips, reading programmes, donation of school supplies and annual Christmas parties.

Jackson said, this year, different persons would facilitate classes in art and craft, using natural materials like wood, bamboo and other local seeds and flowers.

“There will be three educational/recreational tours to two important sites, which are a site for production of electricity and a site for water catchment and treatment and a farm. At the culmination of the programme, school supplies would be given to all participants,” Jackson said in the release.

She said the aim of the programme is “to provide an opportunity for learning and recreation for children in the Sion Hill area, and also for them to realize the benefits that we receive from nature. We would also like to improve the community spirit in the children by asking them to think of something that they would do as community service for the area in which they live”.

The programme will be held at the Sion Hill Village Community Centre and Hard Court.