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“It takes a village to raise a child”

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An underrated few words that hold more truth to it than one can simply contemplate. Bringing up children has always been easier when done collectively. It is important for us to see all children as our children and in turn help them to grow up in safer environments.  
 

 
In the light of this, various organisations are now pledging to be more and better involved in the lives of the residents of the President’s Village. 
 
Recently, the Ministry for Habitat, Infrastructure and Land Transport (MHILT) joined with the National Council for Children at the President’s Village for a fun day activity to commemorate habitat week.
 
To start off the day, the MHILT team and the NCC team - including the residents, were separated into four groups for a bit of cleaning and landscaping around the premises. 
 
The very dynamic participants wasted no time in getting into their respective groups as they went straight to tackling the different tasks they were assigned to around the village.
 
The main aim of the day was volunteering and giving back to this part of the community and the residents but also to spend time with them.
 
After a whole morning of cleaning up, everyone wanted to unwind and get to know each other better and what better way to have done that than with different sports activities that everyone could join in on and enjoy.
 
From dominoes to volleyball, football and a bit of running around the playing field; both the adults and the kids were more than happy to partake in friendly competitions among their respective groups to see who would come out victorious at the end of the day. 
 
The Minister of MHILT Pamela Charlette said in her vote of thanks that; “the residents of the President’s Village are our children too, and this is not the first time nor the last time that we visit them. We will keep the good relationship between the two institutions and collaborate in future activities.” 
 
In the future, we are urging for other partners to join with NCC to make the lives of the residents at the village more interesting and exciting.