Minister Lawrence continues annual kite distribution exercise
DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, March 29, 2018
The faces of hundreds of children lit up today as Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and her team continued the annual kite distribution exercise in several communities.
Children residing in Agricola, La Penitence, Guyhoc, and Lodge were the lucky recipients of 600 kites.
“Every year, we (Ministry of Public Health) choose different areas to provide children with kites; schoolbags at school time and even toys during the Christmas season because we believe that every child should be able to participate in whatever festival that his or her nation is celebrating,” Minister Lawrence explained.
She noted that this gesture can be considered two-fold as it allows the children to participate in the activity whilst providing an outlet for them to play and exercise ensuring a healthier lifestyle.
The children were reminded to fly their kites in wide open spaces and to steer clear of electrical wires.
Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally, and Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry were among other ministers who also participated in kite distribution exercises today.
By: Neola Damon