PHILIPSBURG:--- The latest spiritual child of author Loekie Morales, ‘Chella and the Weird Woman/Chella en het vreemde vrouwtje’, was distributed last week to ALL the primary schools on Sint Maarten. ‘It was a great pleasure to donate a box of 27 books for comprehensive reading to the schools. Each one of them has received a visit from the Beyond Kultura Foundation’s representative/project leader Ingrid Holaman, who sometimes was accompanied by some sponsors. They were welcomed by the schools in a really nice, festive way. The schools scheduled for last week Monday had a privilege to have the writer herself visiting them.
Loekie Morales: ‘The children at the schools had happy faces and enjoyed to get the books. Some schools have shown me the other books they have gotten from former years from Beyond Kultura, which they have been reading for the children. Most of the children know the story of ‘Mina Marina’ ‘Bonte Boel’ and the ‘Magic Wedding Cake’ still, and some could even memorize ‘Zonnesproetjes’ which was distributed in 2005. This is a good sign.
During a visit of Mrs. Holaman, a student has even given her a small guitar to hand over to the writer, as gratitude for the books received by his school.
In 2018, January and February, the schools can call up Morales to give a full presentation of the ‘Chella-story’. That will be an interactive act of the story with the children. I am sure they will enjoy it, like the children in Curaçao and Aruba did,’ Morales stated.
‘Last week, we have gotten the good news of the Central Bank, which has helped out financially to cover the rest of the costs of the books. BKF is really relieved with this gesture.’
BKF hopes the children will fully enjoy this story which teaches children to be obedience and to not go with strangers, anywhere’, Morales stated.
Beyond Kultura Events Foundation Press Release