Director of Training, Promotion and Development of CDF, Celeste Burton, said this year the foundation is giving its participants the added opportunity to develop their talent and skills.
Burton explained that the CDF, through this initiative, is ensuring that its participants value and understand their culture. She told participants at the opening, “it is our duty to educate you about your country, so that you could explore it using your talents and skills”.
She said the programme will also be used as a platform for recruiting persons for play, productions, drama and art, as well as having persons engaged in a number of other fun activities. This year’s summer programmes aims to cover a wide array of activities such as: dance and theatre art, creative writing, art, craft, photography, film and drumming.
Facilitators and volunteers for the programme include popular names in art, film, dance and creative writing, such as: June Fredericks, Nickita Clarke, Danielle Dubois, Christelle Lee, Gary Butte, Cuthbert Popo and Colin Weekes, among others.
The summer programme which is dubbed “Youth Artiste, Our Thing” is designated for children primarily between the ages of 8-17 and will run for three weeks from July 23 to August 15, in three communities: Castries, Anse La Raye and Desruisseaux.