Vieux Fort Li­brary teams up with Ti Ma­mai Events

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Twenty-three chil­dren of Vieux Fort en­vi­rons headed back to school af­ter the Easter break with an ex­panded knowl­edge of their world, af­ter be­ing part of the Vieux Fort Li­brary/Ti Ma­mai Events col­lab­o­ra­tion of an ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ pro­gramme.

The day camp, held from April 4 to 8, was based loosely on the book Around the World in 80 Days and fea­tured vir­tual travel to five ma­jor cities: Lon­don, Paris, Yoko­hama, Cal­cutta and New York. The par­tic­i­pants learned about land­marks found in th­ese cities and about the peo­ple and their cul­ture.

At the end of each ses­sion the five to12-yearolds put to­gether a craft item from the les­son: sumo wrestlers and toi­let roll nin­jas from Ja­pan, palace guards from Lon­don, a straw Eif­fel Tower from Paris, the Statue of Lib­erty sym­bol from New York and plate ele­phants from In­dia.

This was a free pro­gramme spon­sored by south­ern-based firms Al Dees Whole­sale and Re­tail, Fran­g­ies Kids, Ti Ma­mai Events and past stu­dents of the Vieux Fort Com­pre­hen­sive Sec­ondary School - Lindy Fred­er­ick and Jane Maxwell.

Di­rec­tor of Ti Ma­mai Events, El­iza Fran­cis-Vic­tor says the pro­gramme achieved its goal of shar­ing knowl­edge in a bid to ex­pand the chil­dren’s hori­zons and keep them ed­u­ca­tion­ally oc­cu­pied dur­ing the school hol­i­days.

“We know work­ing par­ents, in par­tic­u­lar, are al­ways look­ing for some­where to send their chil­dren dur­ing the school hol­i­days where they can en­gage in con­struc­tive ac­tiv­i­ties,” said Mrs Vic­tor. “We try to make our pro­grammes ex­cit­ing and en­cour­age the chil­dren to play as they learn. We hope Ti Ma­mai Events ac­tiv­i­ties will meet their stan­dards and we are cur­rently putting to­gether our sum­mer pro­gramme.”

To learn more about Ti Ma­mai Events see their Face­book pro­file www.face­­maiEvents

Chil­dren enaged dur­ing Ti Ma­mai Events’ Easter pro­gramme.

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