Members of the Vieux Fort Chapter of Volunteer Saint Lucia are embarked on an initiative that aims to provide opportunities that will enable young people to enhance their mathematical skills. Recognizing that educational development creates segues into economic prosperity and improved quality of life, an idea espoused by Sir Arthur Lewis who famously commented that “the fundamental cure for poverty is not money but knowledge,” the group is determined to make a positive impact in Vieux-Fort through various projects.
“The numeracy month of November provides the ideal opportunity for the Vieux-Fort Chapter to host a ‘FUN-damental Numeracy and Music Exposé’ with a focus on FUN,” a press statement about the initiative read.
The free event takes place this Saturday, November 12 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Vieux-Fort Square. Children of all ages are invited to attend. Children will be able to participate in a variety of numeracy activities including a treasure hunt, mental math competition, jingle completion, math boot camp and more. Numeracy activities will be accompanied by loads of fun and entertainment including a bouncing castle, musical chairs, steel pan music, bookmark making, and craft projects. Participants will receive prizes for their involvement in various activities.