(ZIZ News) — The observance of Child Month in June is, according to Director of Early Childhood Jacqueline Morris, “a means of public advocacy for children in the Federation.”
Speaking on ZIZ’s Upfront, Morris said Child Month activities give the opportunity to inform the public on issues surrounding children.
“We do celebrate Child Month as a means of engaging public advocacy on behalf of our nation’s children. It is a time when we actually advocate for their rights to be realized, for their needs to be met; making the public aware of what their needs are so that we can garner support in ensuring that their needs are met. We showcase our activities throughout the month. We reach many people so we look forward to Child Month celebrations annually,” she said.
Director Morris also spoke of how this year’s theme was chosen.
“Our theme for this year’s Child Month celebration is serving children with love and dignity. We felt that it was an opportunity, a moment in time to sensitise the public to childhood issues and what it really means to serve children with love and dignity,” she said.
Meanwhile, the activities for Child Month 2015 continued on Tuesday with a high scope workshop on Nevis.
This year, many of the activities are being done by zones and as such, the Rural West Zone will attend a church service at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Sandy Point on Wednesday, while the Basseterre Zone will attend a church service at the St. George’s Anglican Church. Both services will begin at 9 am.
The Nevis Zonal Church Service will take place on Sunday.
On June 9th, the Basseterre Zone will host a concert at 17 Degrees at 5:30 pm while the Rural East Variety Concert will take place at Cayon Primary School at 5:30 pm on June 16th.
On June 23rd, the Rural West Zone’s Variety Concert will take place at 5:30 pm.
Meanwhile, at the Independence Square on June 19th, there will be a Family Food Fair, starting at 11 am.
Nevis’ Grand Parade will be held on June 12th while the parade on St. Kitts will be held on June 26th, starting at Greenlands Pasture.