ANSA McAL, Department of Education host Literacy Summer Camp

first_imgANSA McAL Trading Limited, in collaboration with the Region Four (Demerara/Mahaica) Department of Education, launched its second annual Literacy Summer Camp on Saturday last, and this activity will see more than 300 children benefiting over the one week duration of the camp.Some of the children who will be participating in the summer campAt launch of the camp, being held at the Beterverwagting Primary School, Regional Education Officer (ag) Tiffany Favourite-Harvey disclosed that this year’s camp has seen a significant increase of participants, and is geared at providing the students with an opportunity to be engaged in all activities in various categories.This, she noted, is as a result of the significant support and assistance being given by ANSA Mc AL.“We have a great friend in ANSA Mc AL, and we at the Department of Education are exceptionally grateful and thankful for their overwhelming partnership. This is a great partnership, which I am sure will last (for) years to come,” she said.Catering for nursery, primary and secondary school children, the camp promises to be fun-filled, challenging, and filled with creative activities, according to REDO Favourite-Harvey, who stressed that reading, writing, and comprehension for learners from nursery to Grade 9 would form part of the camp.The REDO pointed out that, too many times owing to lack of proper supervision — due to many parents and guardians having to work and no one being present to take care of the children — the children are left alone, thus resulting in several of them being engaged in activities that do not bring about holistic development.She issued an impassioned appeal to parents and guardians to utilise the benefits being offered by the camp, declared that attendance is without charge, and announced that all are welcome to participate in the camp.“We are open to persons joining (in the activities), and I would like to appeal to parents and guardians to come and be a part of this camp, as it affords the children an opportunity to be gainfully and positively engaged during this period,” she said.ANSA McAL’s Brand Manager for Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Errol Nelson, said that company’s corporate social responsibility is to support the development of youths, promote education, and enrich and engage the communities that it serves.“Our involvement in this programme is testimony to that commitment,” he declared. “The brands being used to promote this programme are Smalta, iCool Juice Drink and Cheifeez Snacks.” He added, “Our involvement will be in the form of providing refreshments and snacks for the participating youths and facilitators.”last_img read more

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HARTE LAUNCHES SCATHING ATTACK ON McCONALOGUE FOR ‘MISLEAIDNG THE PUBLIC”

first_imgDonegal Senator Jimmy Harte has launched a stinging attack on fellow Donegal politician Charlie McConalogue.Senator Harte is furious at Deputy McConalogueFianna Fail Deputy McConalogue described a proposal by the Labour Party’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin to cut chaplaincy services from VECs and community schools as the latest front in the party’s ‘Culture War’, criticising the plan as ‘typically myopic and mean spirited’.But Letterkenny-based Senator Harte said “The antics of FF and Mc Conalogue are not surprising in light of their record on their performance whilst in government over the generations “He is scaremongering and trying to use the Church and the people of Donegal to make a poor political point.“The opinion of one Labour TD in Dublin has no bearing on the forthcoming budget and the deputy knows that. He is trying to link a proposal by a TD to government policy.”He added “This type of politics by Deputy Mc Conalogue has no place in local or national discussion.“There are no plans to change any arrangement with the chaplain service in educational institutions. “I would describe Deputy Mc Conalugues rambling as cognitive flatulence.” HARTE LAUNCHES SCATHING ATTACK ON McCONALOGUE FOR ‘MISLEAIDNG THE PUBLIC” was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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