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Thursday 14 December 2017
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Kees to set up fun park

Kees Dieffenthaller lead singer of Kes The Band fields questions about Kes Imagination –a family-oriented creative fun park to be mounted in December with support from the Rotary Club of Port of Spain.

ANGELA PIDDUCK

Soca artiste Kees Dieffrenthaller will set up a family-oriented creative fun park in Woodbrook involving members of Kes the Band in an interactive project targeting the youth. Headlined Kes Imagination, the event will combine fun and entertainment and is geared to stimulate TT’s youth and talent.

The venture has the backing of Rotary Club of Port of Spain.

The club announced its support at its weekly luncheon meeting, which also served as the media launch for the project, at Goodwill Industries, Fitzblackman Drive, Woodbrook last week Tuesday.

Kees Deffenthaller, centre, shares a joke with from Rotarian James Deevers, left, Rotary president Alain Laquis, Carolyn Pasea and Heidi Dieffenthaller of Kes The Band.

Kes Imagination is being organised by Kes the Band at the St John’s Hall from December 3 from 2 to 8 pm. The band will perform at the event.

Dieffenthaller who was on hand to answer questions at the launch described it as “a presentation that will stimulate young minds of Trinidad and Tobago.”

He said, “Magic happens when you use your imagination, so a full interactive zone is planned with items like live cooking classes and karaoke to start real seeds in young minds, from the educational aspect – art and science – to have fun and also get information started. They will know how to continue. We want to plant seeds and encourage whatever talent they have.”

Rotary Club president Alain Laquis welcomed guests to the launch. Among them were members of Kes the Band; Richard Blewitt, the United Nations resident co-ordinator, and UNDP representative; Ambassador Holger Michael of the Federal Republic of Germany and members of the media. After the launch, Blewitt spoke on the role, functions and opportunities offered by the United Nations in TT.

Blewitt who is from the United Kingdom, was appointed representative to TT, Suriname, Aruba, Curacao and St Maarten from April 24, 2013.

Richard Blewitt, UNDP representative and guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon.

He brought to his current assignment more than 17 years of leadership experience.

Previously, as CEO of Help Age International for six years, he led HelpAge to win the Hilton Prize for its groundbreaking work on ageing and development.

He spoke of the 17 goals which have been set for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean, giving explanations on the urgency of what work is needed in each area by 2030 if they are to be achieved.

These are no poverty; zero hunger; good health and well-being; quality education; gender equality; clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; decent work and economic growth; industry innovation and infrastructure; reduced inequalities; sustainable cities and communities; responsible consumption and production; climate action; life below water; life on land; peace, justice and strong institutions; and partnerships for the goals.

 

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