Child Month kicks off

Child Month starts on Thursday, May 1, with the reading of a specially written children’s story in pre-schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. 

Among the readers narrating Nasaria Suckoo Chollette’s story about a boy and his catboat will TV presenters Ben Meade, Tammi Sulliman and Mona Lisa Tatum, the Red Cross’s Jondo Obi, sports advocate Merta Day, Feed Our Future’s Stacey VanDevelde, as well as government chief officers, police officers and radio personalities. 

Under the theme “Train, inspire, motivate and empower,” the Ministry of Community Affairs, the Department of Children and Family Services and the Child Month Committee are promoting a month of activities that include radio education sessions on promoting responsible parenting, board games evening, a teen disco in Cayman Brac, and movie evenings in Bodden Town and George Town.  

“It is important for all members of our community to recognize that our children do have the right to be loved, protected, trained, inspired, motivated and empowered to become responsible citizens of their country. We must all acknowledge that there is no other duty more important for us in our role as parents, community members and leaders of our country,” said Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin. 

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, a church service led by children will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Smith Road. 

For more information, call 946-0290.  

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