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Despers vacation camp a success
After a month of training and mentoring, the Witco Desperadoes Vacation Camp ended on August 15, with the children performing at the Desperadoes cultural centre, located at the top of Laventille Road, Laventille.
It was five weeks of fun for the 40 campers who were tutored in music theory and practical with the steelpan as the focus as well as conversational Spanish. The youngsters also learned life skills from tutors Errol Fabien, Akini Gill and other qualified professionals. A programme of field trips took them to Lopinot and the Niherst Science Centre.
Camp director Curtis Edwards, a past captain of Desperadoes, said: “The camp is part of the band’s continuing drive to empower, enlighten and support Laventille’s youth through music and related activities. We intend to continue the programme during the year in which participants will be grounded in music, academics and important life skills making for better citizens of Laventille and the country.”
Other directors, tutors and supervisors involved in the camp were Riseford Coutain, Nathaniel Flemming, Nathan Moses, Josanne Williams, Kevah Frith, Ancil Glod and Kenneth Clarke. (PRB)
Most Outstanding Overall: Tamara Fraser
Most Disciplined: Deejan George, Ade Edwards, Joshua Bernard
Most Promising: Roquasha Solom, Aaliyaa Pierre Alfred
Baby Youth Player: Aurora Raymond
Most Helpful: Tamara Fraser
Most Charismatic: Edward Seaton
Young Achiever: Brandon Toppin