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Ifrica part of Scotia Foundation's Child Month project

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Queen Ifrica participates in the pledge to protect the nation’s children at the launch of Scotia Foundation activities for Child Month on Wednesday at the ScotiaCentre podium, Kingston.

Queen Ifrica, one of the most dynamic performers on the Jamaican musical landscape, added her voice to the cry to protect the nation's children at the launch of the Scotia Foundation Child Month activities. Motivated partly by her own need to make a difference, the artiste has teamed up with the Office of the Children's Advocate to assist with delivering the message surrounding issues of abuse.

The programme, which was launched at the podium of the Scotia Centre, Kingston, on Wednesday, will see the foundation partnering with a number of state agencies focused on child safety and protection. They will carry out activities based on the theme, Healthy Children Build a Stronger Nation.

In an emotional rendition of Daddy (Don't Touch Me There), Queen Ifrica captured the reality of many of our children who are exposed to abuse in their homes and honed in on the central theme enacted by other presenters and performers throughout the event.

Items of song, dance and poetry were also contributed by a number of schools, including Denham Town Primary, St Michael's Primary and Truston Basic School.