Diamonds International makes summer camps possible

The residents at the Nadine Andreas Foster Home have plenty to occupy and entertain them over the summer holidays.

Thanks to the many organisations who arranged summer camps there was an abundance of activities for the residents to choose from.

Two staff members and five children spent an enjoyable fortnight at the residential Island Cadet Camp in Cayman Brac. As well as courses in basic health and safety, hiking and drill-work, residents were able to hone their skills in areas such as: – fire fighting training, first aid, kayaking, swimming, scuba diving and Leadership Training

The George Town Primary school camp gave three children a chance to join over 50 of their peers in discussion groups, arts and crafts activities, music workshops and general fun and games. Some of the more athletically inclined residents joined the George Town football camp at the George Hicks High School Complex.

In August five residents will take part in the Department Of Children and Family Services’ summer camp, the camp offers the children the opportunity to enhance their personal development by educating them through presentations, discussions and debate, in factors affecting their daily lives. Topics to be covered include drug awareness and education, values and leadership, as well as games and athletic challenges.

These activities would not be possible without sponsorship from Diamonds International, which donated the funds to send the children on the camps.

The Nadine Andreas Foster Home is run by the NCVO and cares for up to 10 Caymanian children, boys and girls, who are placed at the home because they are in need of care and protection.

Companies and individuals interested in making a donation toward the home, are invited to contact Ms Janice Wilson, CEO of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations at [email protected] or to phone her at 949-2124. For details of the foster home and other NCVO run programmes, see the website:ncvo.org.ky

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