Lending a hand

Sagicor Advisor Stephenson Callender (right) presents a certificate of completion to a Camp A.B.L.E. student at the camp’s Awards Ceremony.

Sagicor Life Inc lent its support to the growth and development of 75 deaf and hearing-impaired teens, who attended the recently concluded Camp A.B.L.E. held in Barbados

Camp A.B.L.E (Active Bodies Leadership and Esteem), an annual, non-profit, sports leadership camp focuses not only on athletic activity but also promotes teamwork, cooperation, confidence-building, self-esteem and leadership training.

Sagicor Life Inc. donated 125 tee-shirts and polo shirts to campers and support personnel, both local and regional, who attended the 11-day camp which ended on August 23rd. This year’s camp was hosted by the Irving Wilson School for children with hearing and visual impairments.

The focus of this year’s camp was teaching the teens, aged 13 to 17, survival skills including how they should respond in the event of a disaster. In addition to Barbadian students, Camp A.B.L.E. also hosted participants from Antigua and Trinidad.

Trinidadian Counsellor and first-time visitor to Barbados Tracey Elcock explained, “Camp A.B.L.E 2012 was holistic in structure. We achieved many objectives in a time frame that was by most standards impossible. The children were exposed to the objectives of the camp in tandem with geographical exposure of the island. Kudos to management and generous sponsors like Sagicor.”

Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Sagicor Life Inc, Tracey Knight-Lloyd lauded camp organisers for coordinating this year’s unique program, “The skills being taught at this year’s camp will go a long way in helping campers become more self-reliant and provide them with the knowledge and techniques to assist others in times of need.”

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