Our programs are designed to better the children’s mathematics, reading, writing, creative and presentation skills. These programs fill a significant gap in the education they receive. Some of our main programs are listed below.
We hold several competitions throughout the year. The competitions involve mathematical facts, spelling bee and recycling. The children compete against one another in all of these areas. Preparation for these competitions encourages the children to practice hard and study well. Prizes are awarded and light refreshments are given at the finale.
Reading Month takes place throughout the month of June. During this time, we encourage the children to read as many books as they can (or be read to by staff and volunteers). Our aim is to bring children up a reading level and improve their reading comprehension skills. A sponsored banquet with prizes is held at the end which rewards children for their hard work and dedication.
Special Research Projects
Special Research Projects and Performing Arts Research Projects and Drama activities take place throughout the year. During these times the children research various topics ranging from African studies to environmental issues. These studies enable the children to better their reading, writing, creative, presentation and performance skills. The children present their work or perform to an audience of students and guests. Often these projects coincide with international awareness days, like Earth Day, World Water Day and Anti-Bullying Week.
Sports and Fitness Program
Throughout the week we hold a variety of sporting activities which include netball, football, table tennis, high jump, running races, relays and turns on our flying fox (zip-line). These physical activities promote healthy living, build motor skills, are confidence builders and get children excited about exercise. Regular Field Days are held during the year for all to compete and have fun.
A Christmas Production
A Christmas Production is held and the end of each year, the children, staff, and volunteers work together to put on the performance. This show is presented to the community it depicts the Christmas message through music, dance, and drama.
Each year, CotL sends colourful parcels, each containing a hand towel and bath soap, to remote villages in Ghana. In addition a regular Sunday school event takes place fortnightly to the children of a nearby orthopaedic hospital.