Vieux Fort Library teams up with Ti Mamai Events
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.”
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Children enaged during Ti Mamai Events’ Easter programme.