Sandals and Beaches Negril support summer camp for underserved youth
Y’s Menettes summer camp attendees were excited to learn and participate in activities with representatives from the Savanna-la-Mar fire brigade.
NEGRIL, Westmoreland – In an effort to promote community building, Sandals and Beaches team members recently distributed toys, crafts and school supplies at a summer camp hosted by the Community Resource Center Source Savanna-la-Mar and the Y’s Menettes Club of Westmoreland. .
The items were donated by resort guests and made possible through the Sandals Foundation’s partnership with US-based organization Pack For A Purpose. By the end of August, the camp is expected to reach nearly 140 young people aged 5-18 from surrounding communities such as Gully Banks, Seaton Crescent, Grotto among many others in the parish.
The Sandals and Beaches teams in Negril also provided lunch for the kids as well as a motivational session encouraging participants to get the most out of their summer camp and enjoy and learn as much as they can. The children were also animated that day by a representative of the public general hospital of Savanna-la-Mar, who made them aware of personal hygiene and personal care.
Expressing her gratitude, the center’s administrator, Heather Blake, shared that the learning aids received really helped make the camp a success. She shared that the children and the Y’s Menettes team are grateful for the donations.
Blake noted that the camp aims to unite communities, develop young minds and ignite a desire for change among participants.
“Each day of camp has a theme and children are encouraged by guest speakers who engage them in educational and fun activities, through thought-provoking videos and life skills training. Children are grouped by age and are assigned youth workers who act as mentors and supervisors,” Blake added.
The act of kindness is in line with the Sandals brand vision to inspire and encourage hope in people not only in Jamaica, but in the wider Caribbean region.
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