Four Southern Pre-Schools hosted as Spe­cial Guests at Co­conut Bay

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Stu­dents and teach­ers from four Early Child­hood De­vel­op­ment Cen­tres in the south were guests of Co­conut Bay Beach Re­sort & Spa’s man­age­ment and staff on Wed­nes­day 18th Novem­ber, 2015, two days ahead of the United Na­tions Univer­sal Chil­dren’s Day ob­ser­vance.

Chil­dren from Ti Pe­tit, Let’s Be Friends, Easy Learn­ing, and Golden Steps Ahead were treated to food and drinks plus games at the Co­coland Kidz Klub, Splash fun at the Wa­ter­park, and a visit to the Re­sort’s Coco Cor­ral Pet­ting Zoo. The re­sort also hosted a spe­cial edi­tion of its weekly Char­ity Rub­ber Duck Race. The chil­dren joined guests to cheer on their favourite float­ing ducks with pro­ceeds of the day (US $820.00) ben­e­fit­ing the vis­it­ing schools.

“We’re priv­i­leged to be able to fo­cus aware­ness on chil­dren’s rights as well as to cel­e­brate with lo­cal stu­dents so that they can grow up know­ing their im­por­tance and worth to us and our com­mu­nity,” said Mark Adams, CEO of Co­conut Bay Beach Re­sort & Spa.

The United Na­tions Univer­sal Chil­dren’s Day is ob­served to bring at­ten­tion to the UN Dec­la­ra­tion and Con­ven­tion on the Rights of the Child. The Con­ven­tion is the most widely rat­i­fied in­ter­na­tional hu­man rights treaty set­ting out chil­dren’s rights, from the right to life, health, ed­u­ca­tion and play, to the right to fam­ily life, pro­tec­tion from violence, not be­ing dis­crim­i­nated against, and hav­ing their views heard.

Co­conut Bay is com­mit­ted to help nur­ture the well-be­ing and de­vel­op­ment of our na­tion’s chil­dren. This is demon­strated through its Co­coland Cares pro­gramme which pro­vides learn­ing ma­te­ri­als to ev­ery pre-school (145) on the is­land. The re­cent sign­ing of a new Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing with the St Jude Hos­pi­tal, part of which in­volves the adop­tion of the hos­pi­tal’s pae­di­atric ward, is an­other demonstration of that com­mit­ment.

Pre-school­ers with teach­ers, ho­tel staff

and Co­conut Bay mas­cots.

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