Preparing meals for more than sixty children on a four hob gas stove is becoming extremely difficult for those at the Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre (RCAC), thus, the administration is making a call for donations. Apart from the stove, the centre is also urging persons to assist with food, clothing, cleaning supplies and other necessities.
The Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre which is located at 13 Public Road, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was established in January 1992. The entity has been enabling and empowering its children’s group through positive self-imaging, respect, rights and responsibility.
According to Jessica Hatfield, RCAC is basically an established centre for disadvantaged children in Ruimveldt and its surrounding areas. “It has emphasis on cultural activities to stimulate their minds and to encourage the development of all children who attend”. It has a daily nutrition programme which feeds more than 60 children each day, as well as a programme of activities which is held seven days a week.
“These activities include dance tuitions which are held from Mondays to Fridays every week, as well as after-school lessons, career development sessions and counselling for those children who need a quiet space with a trained counsellor to share and try to solve their problems. The support of a child is the key part of the work that the centre does.”
There are also the choir sessions. Ms. Hatfield told Kaieteur News that the choir has been doing extremely well. They recently recorded their very own motivational song, a charity single called ‘Breathe’ at the Kross Kolor Recording Studio. The song was performed by the Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre’s Choir and Dance troupe on Sunday last at Moray House for the Georgetown Chamber Chorus Concert. It was their first public performance, and was described as a success.
During the weekends there is the Saturday youth club. This is where recreational activities are devised, with emphasis being placed on fun. Meanwhile, there are also Sunday school classes. This helps the children of Christian backgrounds to become more attached to their religious beliefs.
The centre has also been has been a part of the Child Link/HUG Project funded by the EU Delegation for the past two years.
Those interested in making the very much needed donations are asked to make contact with Ms. Jessica Hatfield on telephone number 592-695-9065.
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