Mahaica children’s home girls receive makeover

─ school health clubs, other volunteers join in giving back

DPI, Guyana, Monday, September 2, 2019

Sixty-five girls from the Mahaica Children’s Home were recently treated to a makeover and therapy session. The girls received the full treatment and those preparing for school also got a new hairstyle for the first day of the new school term. In addition, they received hair products and accessories as well as clothing and school bags.

The exercise was facilitated by the Secondary School Health Club programme along with several partners.

Students and teachers from the club, Peace Corp volunteers and others from Mackenzie, Kwakwani and West Demerara Secondary Schools along with Tomika Fraser, Coordinator of Curl Fete and delegates of the Miss NIS pageant executed the community service project at the Home.

Romichell Brumell, a peer educator attached to the Adolescent Health Unit of the Ministry of Public Health guided the girls through Art Therapy session. While Leona Cumberbatch of the Public Health Ministry’s Elderly Health Unit facilitated bottle craft projects with the children. Students also had the opportunity to share information on sexual and reproductive health with the girls and to also render beauty and hygiene tips which would come in useful as they mature.

According to Coordinator of School Health Clubs, Dr. Faqueeda Watson-Jones, since its launch, the Secondary School Health Club programme has been engaging in community activities and this is one which is intended to impact the lives of girls positively.

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