Christina Dunner is back and ready to do more for less fortunate Barbadian children. The United States-based special needs teacher has returned to the island to lay the groundwork for a repeat of a free summer camp she hosted in Nelson Street last year.
In 2016, with the assistance of family members, Dunner was able to cater to 50 children at the Enrich Barbados summer camp, with the hope of making a difference in their lives.
The camp focused mainly on Mathematics, reading and writing, dance, photography and music. Participants also engaged in several sporting activities, including basketball, cricket, American football and baseball.
In an interview with Barbados TODAY back then, Dunner said she wanted to expand the camp in 2017. And she is now putting the wheels in motion to make that happen.
“I am planning to do it extremely big. . . . Last year, we serviced 50 children so this year we want to double that number,” she disclosed.
Dunner revealed some of her plans after she carried out a give back exercise at the Wesley Hall Primary School.
“I brought down about a hundred toys for the children, to brighten up their day, put a smile on their face,” she said, adding that she was also in discussions with the Ministry of Education to see if access to a school was possible.
The young teacher said there was much more in store to enrich the students’ lives, including teaching them to give service, so that they could work on making Barbados a better place.
The camp is open to children between the ages of five and 12. It will run from July 17 to July 28, a week longer than last year.
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