PROJECT: GARBAGE BINS
With the assistance of children, volunteers and members of the Boston Beach community the BBCC was able to get the funding to erect garbage bins in around the area.
We encourage members of the community to use garbage bins and discourage littering in and around the area. We are proud endorsers of an eco-friendly, clean and safe environment and we teach our children to take pride in the environment surrounding their community.
AFTERNOON FARMING LESSONS
Thanks to local bushman and teacher - Sassafrass from Portland, Jamaica children learn the basics of planting and maintaining a good farm.
Afterschool Farming lessons with the BBCC includes plant education wherestudents are taught the medicinal uses of plants and their benefits, given hands on training in planting and growing crops. Children from the Boston Beach community have the opportunity to plant their own trees and to finally reap it's benefits in the shape of delicious soup and meals fresh from the garden.
Children sometimes live in a hasty world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant instructions, video games, hormones, and competitive sports. We usually don't think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. Yoga helps to counter these pressures.
When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life's challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that's noncompetitive and good for you. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to give growing children.
Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them
In an effort to save on waste, the BBCC team decided that painting rocks was the best option to increase creative expression and fun with the little children.
Rock Painting is one of our more relaxed class where students are able to choose from a variety of rocks and then paint them in any shape, color, pattern that they like.
The result was an array of beautiful colored rocks perfect to use in a variety of ways.
Shane, a passionate volunteer for BBCC Jamaica, brought along his passion for baseball in his last visit to Jamaica.
Treating the kids to a fun game of baseball, Shane brought along baseball bats, gloves and more to successfully start a small baseball team. The kids loved it and look forward to more lessons!
Boston Beach Culture Center - JAMAICA
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