Sol Supports Junior Chamber International (JCI) Special Day for Special Children
The grounds of Ilaro Court will come alive with frolic and laughter this Saturday, November 1st, when the 16th Annual Junior Chamber International (JCI) Special Day for Special Children, co-sponsored by Sol, takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event was originally scheduled for September 20th, 2014 but was postponed due to the inclemency of the weather.
Speaking following a recent presentation to the JCI, Sales and Marketing Manager of Sol Barbados, Kirk King, said Sol’s sponsorship of the event fit naturally with the company’s corporate values and its support for positive youth and family life.
“Sol is very pleased to join with other corporate entities to make this year’s Special Day a meaningful event for these very deserving children. This is an event which exemplifies the community values with which Sol is proud to be associated, and we certainly look forward to the children having a most memorable and enjoyable day,” King said.
Project Chairperson Dwayne Worrell said JCI welcomed Sol’s support for the annual event which is held in support of children with disabilities and their families.
Worrell said the children could expect a day packed with engaging activities, including rides, face painting and horseback riding as well as energetic performances from the band NexCyx, RPB, John King and more.
“The Special Day for Special Children is an important event on the JCI Calendar. We recognize that children with disabilities in Barbados have reduced options for social activity and so this event remains imperative to our social outreach. We at JCI are very committed to the inclusiveness which the event fosters and we are delighted to bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of children with disabilities and their families through the staging of this free event,” Worrell said.
The event is also being held in partnership with the Barbados Council for the Disabled, and a shuttles service will be available from 12:00 p.m. on Saturday for children travelling from Queens Park to Ilaro Court.
JCI is a worldwide membership-based non-profit organization of young active citizens aged 18 to 40 dedicated to creating positive change.