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KLF teams up with UCF to host academics, athletics camp

KLF teams up with UCF to host academics, athletics camp


The Kerosene Lamp Foundation (KLF) has partnered with the University of Central Florida (UCF), to host a scaled down version of its annual Academics and Athletics camps.{{more}}

Via the Knights Without Borders programme, 19 student athletes from the UCF visited St Vincent and the Grenadines last week, sharing with students through talks and the sport of basketball, as well as through community work.

Shiyana Valentine-Williams, in describing what transpired during the visit, told SEARCHLIGHT: “While we were here, we held a two-day athletics and academics camp with the Fitz-Hughes Government School, where the kids got tee shirts, books and basketballs and they played football…. We also had a similar outing with the Thomas Saunders Secondary School, where we took over the PE class for the day (Tuesday last), where we worked with the form ones and fours… There the students from the UCF and those from Thomas Saunders had one on one with each other, through interaction.”

The visiting students also held a literacy event in Bequia, during which they painted and refurbished the library there on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The KLF/UCF collaboration concluded last Saturday with a basketball clinic at the New Montrose basketball facility.

Valentine-Williams noted that collaboration is the 2014 version of the annual academics and athletics camp.

“This is our version of our AA camp for this year… We can only do one trip per year and because the timing had to be worked out during school, this is how it had to be done,” Valentine-Williams revealed.

Valentine-Williams said it was the first outing to St Vincent and the Grenadines for all student-athletes, and “they thoroughly enjoyed it”

She stated it was the second such effort, as in 2013, the students had visited Panama.

The Kerosene Lamp Foundation is the brain child of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ lone NBA player Adonal Foyle.

The KLF was founded in 2003, with a view to empower youths to grow into healthy, well-educated and rounded individuals.

Since its inception, the KLF has reached over 6,000 youths, through its annual Academics and Athletics camps here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, as well as in Central Florida in the USA.(RT)