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

Read More

‘A FORCE to be reckoned with!’ – Ex-England man believes in Euro 2016 chances

first_imgAlan Smith has talked up England’s chances of European Championship glory this summer, claiming there is far more to come from Roy Hodgson’s men.The Three Lions have performed well enough at Euro 2016 thus far to convince the former Arsenal striker there is a real case for optimism, despite finishing behind Wales in Group B.Smith, who won 13 caps for England, told talkSPORT: “I’ve been really pleased with the way that they’ve played. It’s easy to forget how they’ve been over the last few tournaments. How many times have we said we can’t keep possession?”“We’ve tried to take the game to the opposition, we have dominated possession, but we just haven’t been able to finish it off.”A 0-0 stalemate against Slovakia on Monday ensured that England would finish second in their group, having won only one of their three group games. They must now face a resilient Iceland side on Monday in their last 16 clash.Yet Smith has issued a rallying cry to supporters, insisting that the best may still be yet to come.He continued: “I don’t think we should get too down, yes it is a blow to not finish top of the group and it hurts even more that Wales have finished top!“We’ve got to be positive and if we can continue playing like that and we can find that edge to our play then we are going to be a force to be reckoned with.”last_img read more

Read More