Indian children show their appreciation

Homemade signs support frontline workers

Parents helped some of the children create their posters for the project.

A group of children ranging from just one month to 12 years old has created signs to say ‘thank you’ to all those who are working on the frontline.

Just like so many others in Cayman, members of the local Indian community are being significantly affected by the pandemic.

Some are waiting to return to work, while others are in limbo until they can get flights back to their native country. In the meantime, they keep occupied with activities at home and schooling their children.

Kousalya Rozario, a dietician and mother, originally from India, wanted to put together a project to give the kids something uplifting to do.

“I didn’t get the idea from anywhere specific,” Rozario said. “I just thought it would be nice to get the children involved in something positive while showing our support for the island.”

She subsequently reached out to friends and neighbours, and assigned each household a word or so to write on a piece of paper or card. Once the ‘posters’ were done, she asked for each participant to have a picture taken and to send it to her so she could put them all together.

The final sentence reads, “To all the front line essential workers, supermarkets and food deliverers for the needy in Cayman and around the world. We thank U so much. #stayhomecayman.”

“The children were excited to be a part of it,” said Rozario, “and they are really looking forward to seeing their picture in the paper [smiles].”

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