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  • The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has donated $500,000 to the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), to provide support for National Children’s Day activities on May 13.
  • The cheque was handed over at the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, in Kingston, on April 19.
  • State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, said the donation will enable the National Child Month Committee to move Children’s Day activities beyond the Corporate Area.

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has donated $500,000 to the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), to provide support for National Children’s Day activities on May 13.

The cheque was handed over at the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, in Kingston, on April 19.

State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, said the donation will enable the National Child Month Committee to move Children’s Day activities beyond the Corporate Area.

“For the first time in the history of Child Month, we’re going to the second city, Montego Bay. We are also going to Ocho Rios, St. Ann and central Jamaica,” he informed.

The State Minister encouraged members of  the public “to look out on Children’s Day for a number of volunteers, who will be in the streets showing and sharing love with our children.”

He also urged other private sector groups to partner with his Ministry in this initiative.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of the NCMC, Dr. Pauline Mullings, said she is grateful to the Ministry and the JCAA for the donation.

“We are happy that we have a National Children’s Day in Jamaica. We join the other 135 countries all over the world, who celebrate their children on a special day,” she said.

Dr. Mullings commended the State Minister for immediately recognizing the need to extend National Children’s Day activities beyond Kingston, when her Committee approached him.

For his part, Director General of the JCAA, Nari William-Singh, said children are second nature to his organisation and that he was anxious to partner with the Ministry on such an initiative.  According to Mr. William-Singh, the JCAA has involved a number of youth in summer employment initiatives and has provided aftercare for children of employees. A relationship with Jones Town Primary School has also been established.

Activities for Children’s Day are also being organized by the JCAA, according to the Director General.

Wearing yellow on that day is being encouraged by State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green.