Advertisements

Focus on Children With Special Needs in May

Jamaica News: Jamaica will observe Child Month 2019 in May, under the theme ‘Encourage, Enable, Include Me’.                         

Speaking at the launch, held on April 17 at the GraceKennedy Harbour Street office, downtown Kingston, Chairman of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), Dr. Pauline Mullings, said this year’s theme is applicable for all children; however, emphasis will be placed on children with special needs. 

She noted that a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) fact sheet states that children with disabilities are one of the most marginalised and excluded groups of children, experiencing widespread violation of their rights.

“Too often, children with disabilities are defined and judged by what they lack, rather than what they have. Their exclusion and invisibility serves to render them uniquely vulnerable, denying them respect for their dignity, their individuality, even their right to life itself,” the document adds.

Several activities will be undertaken by the NCMC along with several of its partners and sponsors.  Highlights of the month will include the National Church Service, which will be held on Saturday, May 4, at the Kencot Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10-12 Osbourne Road, starting at 11:00 a.m. 

Churches across the island are being encouraged to host services focusing on children during the month of May. 

Eye Care Mission Could Exceed Surgery Target

On Friday, May 17, National Children’s Day will be observed. On the day, adults are asked to take time out to recognise and appreciate the children, while paying special attention to those with special needs.  Persons are also asked to wear sunshine yellow in observance of the day.

On Wednesday, May 29, a Day of Prayer will be held at the Maranatha Gospel Hall, 7 Deanery Road, in Kingston.  Jamaicans are being encouraged to join the NCMC in praying for the nation’s children.

Dr. Mullings said that throughout the month, the NCMC will partner with several agencies to host other events focusing on children.

Sponsors for Child Month 2019 are GraceKennedy Limited, the National Baking Company Foundation, Jamaica Producers, Jamaica Broilers Group of Companies, and the Sagicor Foundation.

 

Source: JIS News

Please send us your Feedback, News Item, Confession, gossip or Dear Mckoy, Photos and/or Videos to our WhatsApp Number 1-876-353-1389 or Email [email protected]

Recently Published

Dear Mckoy: Lesbian Feelings

Dear Mckoy: Lesbian Feelings

Dear Mckoy: Lesbian Feelings [Mckoy’s News] I am a university student presently pursuing Medicine. Ever since I started attending University, I noticed I started having strong feelings for females more than males. Sometimes when I’m alone I would fantasize about getting intimate with other females and the feelings would sometimes stick with me the entire […]

Abducted Romaury Woodrow Returned Home

Abducted Romaury Woodrow Returned Home

Romaury Woodrow, who returned home today after been missing for days, is said to have been abducted. The 14-year-old was missing from his home in Linstead, St. Catherine, since Friday, November 15. Thenis being investigated by the Linstead Police. Reports are that the child went into a car with a woman who has asked him for direction […]

The-First-Time-In-Jamaica’s-History-Amazing

The First Time In Jamaica’s History, Amazing

Don-Andre-Arrested-By-Uk-Police-Officers-Xxxtasy

Don Andre Arrested By Uk Police Officers

Mobay-W@nted-Man-Mvrdered-By-Haitians-Along-With-Friends-After-Gvn-Deal-Went-S0UR

Mobay Wanted Man Murdered By Haitians Along With Friends After Gun Deal Went Sour

SEXUALLY ABUSE JAMAICAN CHILD

Dear Mckoy: My Father Is The Devil

Dear Mckoy: My Father Is The Devil- Let me get straight to the point. My father is the devil from the pit of hell. I grew up with my mother and father in Browns Town St Ann.  Where my father is known to be an evil obeah man. At the age of 10 my mother passed […]

all-island-trip
Scroll to Top