‘Holistic Genesis,’ is the theme spearheading the parish project which the reigning Miss St. Catherine Festival Queen, Kameika Coleman, has undertaken for duration of her reign and beyond. This Genesis was born out of a strong desire to make a positive and impactful contribution to children in the parish, assisting with the growth and development of Jamaica in keeping with the Vision 2030 ideology.
The project will be launched at the Jose Marti Technical High School on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The project’s mission seeks to promote optimal development in children in need by providing basic school supplies, teaching life skills and providing support for parents and care givers. His Worship the Mayor, Councilor Norman Scott, Custos Jeffrey McKenzie, JP and guest speaker, Robert Williams, South East Regional Director of the Children Development Agency (CDA) will be among the specially invited guests to attend the event.
Miss Colemna in her sentiments expressed, “knowing the success and impact, our small community Back to School Aid Project has had on families that received assistance over the period, made me eager to translate this as my parish project. However, I believe that the impact will be magnified should a more holistic approach be taken.”
Over the past four years the project has assisted over 300 families residing in the communities of Jones Avenue, Twickenham Park Housing Scheme and Central Village with school supplies.
In the long term, ‘Holistic Genesis’ will also seek to improve the physical school environment, promote respect for self and the environment, introduce activities that will improve the mental and physical health of the children, increase cultural awareness, provide training for the teachers/care givers in first aid & emergency response and provide training and information sessions for parents.