Young Sunshine Girls visit Children's Hospital for Mandela Day
THE young Sunshine Girls completed their Nelson Mandela Day activity at the Learning and Activity Centre, Bustamante Children's Hospital on a high note for both the Netball Jamaica team and the children.
The day took the form of a talent show for everyone present. Unfortunately, no photographs could be taken of the activities inside the hospital, so the applause and smiles on the faces of the children and staff were confined to memory only. Lots of the parents and medical staff stopped by when they heard the sounds emanating from the Learning Centre.
The teacher in charge of the centre, 'Miss Anderson' eagerly incorporated the girls into the day's activities. Songs, dialect verses, etc, were performed by the girls. They closed the session with a dance time which saw Adean Thomas leading the charge by asking the children to show a move and this was imitated by the others.
The gifts of stuffed toys and books were greatly appreciated, and it was priceless to see the smiles on the faces of these children.
The plan now is to make this institution Netball Jamaica's community outreach programme by adopting the Learning & Activity Centre, with the formal arrangements being made by Netball Jamaica's general manager, and the girls will endeavour to visit the centre at least once per month.