JAM | May 1, 2023

Jamaica kick-starts National Child Month celebrations

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness meeting with enthusiastic students from Mona Prep and their teachers during their tour of Jamaica House last week. (Photo: Contributed)

Jamaica commences its annual celebration of as National Child’s Month today (May 1), commemorated for the entire month of May under the theme: ‘Children need our love and protection…Get involved.’

In a message recognising the month, Prime Minister Andrew Holness called on citizens to do more to protect the country’s most vulnerable group.

“This theme is a call to action for all of us to work together to ensure that every child in Jamaica is safe, healthy, and empowered to achieve their full potential. We must protect our children from all forms of harm, including violence, abuse, and neglect,” Holness remarked on his Facebook page.

(Photo: Contributed)

“We must nurture their creativity, curiosity, and passion for learning. We must encourage them to dream big and pursue their goals with determination and perseverance. Because when we invest in our children, we are investing in the future of Jamaica,” the prime minister charged further.


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