PRESS RELEASE – Students and teachers from four Early Childhood Development Centres in the south were guests of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa’s management and staff on Wednesday, 18th, November, 2015, two days ahead of the United Nations Universal Children’s Day observance.
Children from the Ti Petit, Lets Be Friends, Easy Learning, and Golden Steps Ahead were treated to Eats and drinks, games at the CocoLand Kidz Klub, Splash fun at the Waterpark, and a visit to the Resorts Coco Coral Petting Zoo.
The resort also hosted a very special edition of their weekly Charity Rubber Duck Race. The children joined guests to cheer on their favorite floating ducks with proceeds of the day (US $820.00) benefiting the visiting schools.
“We’re privileged to be able to focus awareness on children’s rights as well as to celebrate with local students so that they can grow up knowing their importance and worth to us and our community,” said Mark Adams, CEO of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa.
The United Nations Universal Children’s Day is observed to bring attention to both the UN Declaration and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Convention is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty setting out children’s rights from the right to life, health, education and play, to the right to family life, protection from violence, to not being discriminated, and to have their views heard.
Coconut Bay is committed to help nurture the well-being and development of our nation’s children. This is demonstrated through our Cocoland Cares programme which provides learning materials to every Pre School (145) on the island.
The recent signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding with the St Jude Hospital part of which involves the adoption of the hospital’s Pediatric Ward is another demonstration of that commitment.