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Nannyville youth urged to show genius

Published:Thursday | August 21, 2014 | 8:00 AM
Melanie Subratie (second left), chairman, Mussons Foundation, has the undivided attention of participants in the Nannyville summer camp for boys. Project Manager Andrew Griffiths is standing at right. - Contributed Photos
Melanie Subratie, chairman, Mussons Foundation, shows Ishmael Wright how to use one of the tablets donated by the foundation through its technology arm, Productive Business Solutions, to the Nannyville summer camp for boys.
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Thirty young males in Nannyville got an opportunity to show their genius as they participated in a summer camp for boys administered by the Nannyville Youth Uprising Action Club in association with the Nannyville Citizens' Association from July 21-31.

Using tablets donated by the Mussons Foundation through their technology arm, Production Business Solutions (PBS), the youth, 12-16, are being exposed to technology using the tablets while undertaking remedial classes in mathematics and English.

Melanie Subratie, chairman, Mussons Foundation, explained that the organisation decided to become involved in the programme on the recommendation of PBS Sales Manager Robert Whitehorne, who attended a spelling competition in Nannyville and noted the minimal participation of boys in the programme.

Subratie said that the male-centred summer programme would help to focus the boys and help them through use of the tablets to "find applications to solve problems previously encountered at school".

In addition to providing CXC, GSAT and homework classes, the club hosts an annual sports day, football competition, "Nanny Bee" spelling competition and the Mini and Miss Nannyville pageants.