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The Moneague Teachers College Basic School in St. Ann has benefited from a fully furnished library and media centre with some 1,000 pieces of reading and visual aid material for the students, through the efforts of the Girl Scout Troop from Miami, Florida.
The troop recently completed a two-week summer camp in Moneague, where they participated in a number of activities designed to develop their leadership and organizational skills, and build a sense of community.
‘Camp Moneague’ was the first expedition for the troop outside of their region. During the two-weeks, the scouts, who range in age from 11 to 14 years, organized a variety of physical and education programmes for the institution’s 80 students. These included water sports and athletics, dance technique and art and craft classes, computer programmes and storytelling.
They also visited local produce and botanical farms where they observed plant and animal life indigenous to Jamaica, at the same time interacting with the rural folk.
The troop and their leaders also tour attractions in St. James and St. Ann and were treated to a night of entertainment comprised of traditional song, dance and drama by their Jamaican counterparts.
Troop leader, Donna Green told JIS News, that the girls were enthused and excited to have participated in the two-week programme. The learning experience, the sense of community and commitment to duty were important to the qualities of leadership they developed during their time in Jamaica, she stated. Ms. Green also thanked the many Jamaican and Florida-based companies, that had contributed to the success of the programme.