The C.D.B. All Stars Club was born out of the
Caribbean Development Bank After School Care Program in March
2005. This was a pilot program for the bank and one of the first
in the island. This service caters to the children and wards
of the staff at the bank, between the ages of five to sixteen
years of age.
A special big thanks for all
the effort made by the children of the C.D.B. All Stars Club
who beautifully wrapped and packed shoe boxes for the children
of Hait this Christmas.
These boxes were transported
to Haiti mid December for three Christmas parties.
Beautiful Christmas cards were created for
the children of Haiti
A special signed card which was
given to the orphanage in Port au Prince.
Whether at C.D.B. After Care during the school term
or away at camp during the holidays, these keen and eager children
are actively involved in outdoor and indoor games, quizzes and art
and craft, with the latter being a favourite of many. The Art and
Craft pieces which were done by the thirty-five members of the C.D.B.
All Stars Club, with assistant and coaxing from the aunties, were
displayed at camps, various in-house exhibitions and the National
Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), where we won three
bronze medals. This was a great achievement for the All Stars, since
it was the first time entering this competition.
During holiday these children
are actively involved in Easter and Summer camps which are
held at various locations in close proximity to the bank.
These camps are run by the same three care -givers, who are
involved in the After Care Program, “Auntie Lyn“,
“Auntie Pat” and “Auntie Gilly”.
At the After School Club
we were delighted with
dance and drama.
The group is also involved in community work
and at Christmas, these children visit a nearby Senior Citizen’s
Home where they give food hampers, interact with the staff
and residents of the home and entertain them with singing,
dance, poetry and skits.
C. D. B. All Stars is happy to be associated
with the “Make Jesus Smile”
project for Haiti and hope that this outreach can foster a
good relationship between the children of the two countries.
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Oversees visitors included Maureen
Bravo and her Intercessory team from Florida.
She brought her net of prayer and globe. The
children enjoyed bouncing the world in a network of prayer.
United Caribbean Trust is delighted to be working
with the C.D.B. All Stars Club on our Make
Jesus Smile shoe box Christmas project.
Jenny Tryhane explained to the
Advocate News "When we go in with the shoeboxes it offers
an opportunity to photograph and document children. Of course,
it is an opportunity for children in Barbados to share, give
and experience the true reason for Christmas."”
She added.“"The long term objective is the child
sponsorship program with is US$30 a month. The
thirty dollars is subdivided into education, family empowerment,
and after school club, : Jenny explained.