The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Co­conut Bay Man­age­ment, staff and guest ral­lied to­gether on 19th Novem­ber one day ahead of United Na­tions In­ter­na­tional Chil­dren’s Day to pro­vide a spe­cial treat and support to chil­dren from three learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions in the south of the is­land. The chil­dren who were drawn from the Lions and St Jude Early Child­hood Cen­tres and the Vieux Fort Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion School, had an amaz­ing stay at the ho­tel dur­ing which time they en­joyed eats and drinks, had fun in the “Splash Park” and vis­ited the Coco Co­ral Pet­ting Zoo.

The decision was taken by Co­conut Bay to al­lo­cate the pro­ceeds of its weekly Wed­nes­day Rub­ber Duck Race to the ben­e­fit of the three tar­geted schools. Through the spe­cial in­ter­est and gen­eros­ity of guest, Co­conut Bay was suc­cess­ful in gen­er­at­ing a to­tal of US $1140 from the sale of fifty seven ducks. This rev­enue will be do­nated as a con­tri­bu­tion from the ho­tel to the three schools in ques­tion.

The United Na­tions In­ter­na­tional Chil­dren’s Day has been com­mem­o­rated ev­ery year since 1954. The day is ob­served to bring at­ten­tion to the UN Dec­la­ra­tion of the Rights of the Child. Clause no. 7 of the Dec­la­ra­tion speaks to the Right to Ed­u­ca­tion.

Co­conut Bay is com­mit­ted to help nur­ture the well-be­ing and de­vel­op­ment of our na­tion’s chil­dren in par­tic­u­lar as it re­lates to ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties and ad­vance­ment. The ho­tel will con­tinue to demon­strate this com­mit­ment in the fore­see­able fu­ture.

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