Summer Programme 2009The C.A.H Public Library has held its Summer Programme under the theme ‘Financial Literacy’. This theme was selected as it seeks to sensitize children of the current global economic crisis.There were 198 registered children for the programme. The summer camp targets children between the ages of 5 to 12 and runs for two weeks 13th-24th July. However, we thought that learning at an early age how to save and manage one’s money is vitally important. It helps children to develop good financial practices early and they are more likely to maintain these good habits into adulthood.
A number of activities were scheduled including formal presentations from the financial sector such as ECCB, National Bank, Scotia Bank, Treasury, National Caribbean Insurance, School Cooperation and Inland Revenue. We thought it was important to engage all different financial groups so that the children can get a various prospective of the financial sector, ways of investments and gain a better understanding on what they can do to help ease the financial burden on their parents. Other activities included songs and games about money management and a fieldtrip.
The children were receptive, enthusiastic and participated in the activities. We gained positive feedback from them as they thought it was a learning and fun experience.
On behalf of the librarian and staff I would like to extend sincere gratitude to all our sponsors and organization that contributed to our success of the library summer programme.