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Sea Lots kids return to school in style

Published: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Children of the Sea Lots community with Elizabeth Montano, mother of soca star Machel Montano, after she distributed school and lunch bags to the children of the area on Monday. HOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ

Several children at Sea Lots will be going to school in style when the new term re-opens next week courtesy reigning International Soca Monarch Machel Montano.

On Easter Monday, Montano’s mother, Elizabeth visited the area bearing Easter gifts for the boys and girls of Pioneer Drive.The gifts—branded and bearing Machel’s autograph—were school bags with matching lunch bags. They came in three designs: red, green and yellow; black with a zebra print and a pink with purple leopard print. The children were very happy to receive the gifts and thanked Machel and his mother. Addressing the excited little ones, Montano said her son, Machel was sorry that he was unable to make it in person to deliver the gifts because he is currently in the United States working on songs for his movie he had just finished filming.

Since two years ago, Machel and his mother, have been working closely with Sea Lots residents Lystra Haynes and Pearl James on a project called Time, Love and Care.

The project is geared towards showing love to the children of the area and motivating them to study and work hard to achieve their goals. The group’s annual event—a four-day outreach workshop—will be held in July. There will be visiting guest speakers from the United States. One of the coordinators, Haynes promises it to be another life-changing event.

She also called on further assistance from corporate bodies and members of the public to help in providing lunches, rinks and snacks.

• Anyone interested to assist can contact James at 304-3338 or [email protected]

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