Children in Jamaica learn about their environment on IVD
04 December 2002

Kingston: As part of International Volunteers Day (IVD) celebrations in Jamaica, volunteers from local and international organizations, teachers and parents visited primary schools to teach young children, ages four to six, how to take care of their environment. In particular, they discussed how to recycle waste and decrease water consumption.

Volunteering organizations such as the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, United States Peace Corps, the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV), CUSO, National Youth Service went to three schools -- the Hope Basic School in Trelawny, the Canaan Heights Basic School in Clarendon and Citizens Advice Bureau/ RJR Basic School in Kingston -- and taught children environmental awareness through colouring, origami (Japanese art of paper folding) and painting.

UNV also made cash donation to the RJR Basic School to help purchase teaching materials and school supplies.

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