The MultiCare Youth Foundation (MYF) has begun hosting its Learn As You Play Programme for children aged 10 to 12 years, located at the Breezy Castle Sports Centre.
Held every Thursday, until November 29, 2018, students who attend six of the 32 MYF-assisted primary schools will participate in activities from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.
“Participants are engaged in activities focusing on sports, the visual arts and the performing arts. Designed to assist the children to learn developmental, social and life skills and to cooperate and interact with peers from different schools and communities through fun, engaging and integrated, educational and recreational sessions” said Neisha Wolfe Mullings- Sports Coordinator, MYF.
Cuso volunteer with The MYF, Chantel Guthrie, a Passport to Success trained coach through The MYF partnership with NEO Jamaica added, “It’s important that we give youth access to life skills from a young age. When they learn to express themselves, identify and relate to other people’s emotions and have confidence; it gives them an advantage in life and later on when they are looking for employment.”
Students from six primary schools: Calabar Primary, Franklin Town Primary, Holy Family Primary, Holy Rosary Primary and St. Aloysius Primary were invited to attend. The sessions are free of cost and refreshments are provided.
MYF is a leading youth development organisation providing critical social intervention programmes benefitting approximately 2500 vulnerable children and youth between the ages of 6 and 29 years annually, from more than 70 marginalised communities across Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. James.