Kingston, Jamaica: In honour of child’s month, Sagicor Life Jamaica treated four hundred primary and basic school students and some wards of the state along with their supervising teachers to an evening of glittering young talent on display. The event was the GEM ‘iShine’ children’s pantomime at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston on Thursday, May 23.
GEM ‘iShine’ is the second pantomime produced by the GEM Movement led by Producer, Song Writer and Founder Kerine Miller - directed by Craig McNally and Peter Abrikian; and choreographed by Christina Gonzales and Chyna Lowe. GEM, an acronym for Greatness Exists in Me is Jamaica’s first and only children’s pantomime with a cast of 62 young actors, dancers and singers between ages 5 and 13 years.
Alysia Moulton White, Manager of Sponsorships and Public Relations at Sagicor says “Sagicor is happy to have been a part of a production targeted at youth. The movement conveyed powerful messages regarding self motivation for youngsters and has provided an outlet for talented boys and girls.”
Among the beneficiaries were children from Jamaica National Children’s Home, Maxfield Park Children’s Home, Jamaica Christian Boys’ Home, Shortwood United Church Basic School, Crescent Road Basic School, Merrion Basic School, St. Aloysius Primary School and Hermitage Basic School.