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Youth Affairs Office hosts summer camp

THE Office of the Youth Affairs is hosting “I Love My Youth” Summer Program with over 100 children participating at the Gualo Rai Youth Learning Center and the Chalan Kanoa Manhoben Center.

The summer camp started on Monday and will end on Aug. 1.

Special Assistant for Youth Affairs Monique Sablan said children will learn different things throughout the program. There will be daily activities from Monday to Friday at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We have a different theme every day,” she said. “The themes are usually related to topics that they don’t learn in school.”

Monday was Culinary Day. Sablan said the children were taught how to prepare simple recipes. They also learned food safety tips, she added.

Tuesday was Earth Day. The children participated in cleanup and tree-planting activities, and learned how to grow their own food.

Wednesday will be devoted to arts and crafts; Thursday, music and dance; and Friday is Movie Day.

Fifty children are participating in the summer program at the Gualo Rai Youth Learning Center.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio Fifty children are participating in the summer program at the Gualo Rai Youth Learning Center. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

There is a one-hour sports activity every day.

The Child Nutrition Program is providing free breakfast and lunch to the children.

Sablan said her office has also invited other agencies to share their tasks and functions with the children.

“We have reached out to a lot of the agencies. Hopefully, they can come and do presentations,” Sablan said, adding that the Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance has already confirmed its participation.

Sablan said they have a long waiting list of children who wanted to participate in the summer camp. “Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate all of them because of the limited space we have.”

In the future, she added, the youth centers in Koblerville and San Vicente will be included as summer camp venues.

Sablan thanked the offices of the governor and the lt. governor as well as the legislators who donated supplies and other things needed for the summer camp.