Celebrating children in month of May

Expressions of appreciation for the boys and girls of the Cayman Islands will again be shared in May during the 16th annual Child Month observance.

The Ministry of Community Affairs, Gender and Housing and the Department of Children and Family Services is organising an entire month of events.

Activities, ranging from readings and scavenger hunts to board games and fitness instructions, will highlight this year’s theme: Educate. Motivate and Advocate for All Children.

There also will be several public information sessions on parenting.

A family fun day and exposition will be held at Pedro St. James on the Discovery Day public holiday – Monday, 21 May – from noon to 4pm. This free event will feature a sing-along musical performance by Bonafide, dance demonstrations and games.

Participants will also learn about the different services and resources available for the benefit of children.

Encouraging national participation, Minister of Community Affairs, Gender and Housing Mike Adam said, “We owe it to ourselves to nurture and nourish our children. How we treat them is key to the development of this country, for they are our future leaders. Although Child Month is observed in May, I urge you celebrate the children of these islands every month.”

Cassandra Parchment, the child month coordinator for the Department of Children and Family Services, said, “The early years are the foundation of our children’s lives, so let’s show them love, share quality time and motivate them to achieve their dreams.”

For more information, call the Department of Children and Family Services at 946-0024.