Update: June 2012
Tennis clinics had been canceled for the week we were there as all the students were taking exams. They did, however, participate in what we termed the “Coin D’Enrichissement.” We brought down some books geared to helping children learn to read – both skill books and books for pleasure. We also had some playing cards which are helpful in number recognition, order and addition. The program is geared toward youth in the tennis program who are not able to go to school, but many who joined are readers, which will make the adventure of learning to read an understanding number concepts more enjoyable for all. Each participant received a beautifully decorated Pringles can full of writing and art materials created by students at the Deep River Elementary School. The Tennis Committee is hoping to host the next tournament, inviting the other teams from Port au Prince and environs. To see the children opening the Pringles cans, please click here.