THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Hundreds of children came out to frolic at the Digicel Foundation’s annual Kiddie Pump, held at the St. James Police Academy grounds, Saturday February 15. For the past six years the Digicel Foundation has been hosting Kiddie Pump, a free all-inclusive children’s event. The ‘Pump’ is part of the Foundation’s outreach to promote inclusion among persons with disabilities, during our biggest cultural holiday - Carnival.
The three-hour long fun-affair started off with a bang with the SOFit Athletes from the Lady Hochoy School from Gasparillo taking control of the entertainment with a dance warm-up routine to get everyone in the mood for what was in store for the afternoon. The day climaxed with live performances from Lyndsey Hay and two of Digicel’s Soca Avengers - artistes Preedy and Nailah Blackman.
Other activities the children were treated too included: bouncy castles face-painting, mask-making, novelty games and refreshments.
The Digicel Foundation continues to do its part in observing Article 30 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in culturally significant activities.
Kiddie Pump 2020 was held in partnership with Blue Waters, Holiday Foods, Kiss, SM Jaleel, Hadco, Pizza Hut, Nestle, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Reserves, and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Sports Club.