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KSAMC to hold special service for children who died under tragic or violent circumstances

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 11:23 AM
Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams - File photo

The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will on Sunday, May 6, hold a special service in memory of children who have died under tragic or violent circumstances.

The ceremony will be held at the site of the monument located at the corner of Tower and Church Streets downtown, Kingston.

The corporation says the service forms part of its annual plans for Child Month which it is celebrating under the theme “A.F.F.I.R.M. Me!”

The month of May is used to mark Child Month.

A.F.F.I.R.M is an acronym for “Acknowledge me, (Be) Friend Me, Favour Me, Influence me positively, Respect Me, and Motivate Me”, which the KSAMC said emerged out of calls by children for adults to recognise and validate their worth.

“Our children are capable of far more than we know. To not nurture and appreciate them is an indictment on the type of people we are becoming and as Mayor and a father, I support the National Child Month Committee on this initiative and encourage all Jamaicans to play their part and AFFIRM them,” the Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams, said.

“The life of every child that is snuffed out not only robs the parents and loved ones; it robs the nation of untapped and immeasurable potential. Let us protect the greatest treasures we have,” Williams further said.

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