// October 12th, 2015 // No Comments » // News
Sorry for not keeping the site updated during the summer, but our (very) small team is working busy all the time. We do not sleep, but we hardly find time to do the necessary updates on the website to put our work on display.
Please keep in mind HELP Jamaica! is only a few persons strong – small but dedicated. We do our very best and feel the project is coming along very succesful and effective, but we do apologize same time for making priorities which are causing the very few website updates.
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So with that being explained, let me just summarize some of the highlights and happenings at HELP Jamaicat during the Summer Season 2015 with a few words and pictures.
On Friday May 29th the last day of ‘Child Month’ we welcomed recording artist Nesbeth on his ‘Each One Reach One’ Youth Tour to the Center to entertain and uplift the children.
On June 3rd we held a Craft Workshop at the Education Center in cooperation with the Jamaican Tourist Board and the Social Development Commission (SDC). We had about 30 Persons from the community attending and learning a new skill – how to make jewellery, earrings etc. out of coconut shells.
June is always GSAT time (Grade Six Achievement Test). We were able to congratulate 12 children who passed their GSAT test successfully! The photo shows four of them wearing a proud smile! Congrats!
Before the Summer School Program started we celebrated the last day of the school term with ice cream and our friend the clown to put some smile (and colour) on the childrens faces. They joy was great and the children even got more excited when they were suprised by recording artist Marcia Griffith joining the afternoon to give away school bags for the children.
During our daily Summer School program in the months of July & August we made a visit to the CVSS Games at the University of the West Indies UWI were the children took part in the various competitions, winning medals, new friends and enjoying a bus trip out of the normal day to day routine. In one word: Excitement.
At the Center we offered various activities such as a First Aid Workshop, Drumming- Singing- and Songwriting Workshops, Art & Craft Workshop, Quizzes, Ring Games, Football and much more.
Thanks to all supporters who donated towards our crowdfunding-fundraiser and made the Summer School program possible!