Monday 28 September, 2020

Laborie youth camp focuses on agriculture

Lab’riculture camp attendees

Lab’riculture camp attendees

“Lab’riculture” is the theme of a summer camp currently underway at the Banse La Grace Combined School in Laborie.

The camp, which commenced today, Monday, August 10, 2020, was organized by the Laborie Youth and Sports Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. It targets young people of the community between the ages of 10-14.

According to Jenny Chiquot Louisy, president of the Laborie Youth and Sports Council, as the theme suggests, the one-week camp will be focusing on all aspects of agriculture.

Jenny Chiquot Louisy

Louisy said the decision to hold the camp came about as a result of the coronavirus which is causing changes in our society.

“As a result of the coronavirus, we realized many of our citizens are resorting to agricultural practices. We take this opportunity to encourage our youth to engage in agriculture,” she said.

Louisy said the camp seeks to inculcate the importance of agriculture in young Laborians, especially amidst the coronavirus.

According to Louisy, during the camp the youth will be tought how to plant certain crops, make fish pots from bamboo and wire mesh and visit farms, among other activities.

This morning they were lectured by Jevonic Henry, a young environmentalist, on the importance of protecting the environment.

“It was very inspirational and motivational to see the young children, who are the guardians of our planet, showing that they are aware of the practices that are needed to protect our environment,” Henry told Loop News.

He added that the children were very vocal and showed immense interest in the topic.

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