More than one hundred children received free health checks as part of the annual
Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown Paediatric Village. This initiative is the
brainchild of Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown’s, Director of Service Projects, Dr.
The Metropolitan University College of Medicine in St. John’s offered its air-
conditioned premises to facilitate the day’s activities. The classrooms were turned
into examination rooms and provided comfort and easy access for the attendees,
including children, guardians, sponsors, and medical professionals. Doctors,
dentists, optometrists, and nurses volunteered their time to attend to over 100
children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. The children received full
physical health checks. Eye and dental examinations and nutritional advice were
provided for them and their guardians.
According to the Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RCAS), several corporate
entities also played their part and contributed immensely to the event’s success.
Leading the way, educating the public and sampling their goods and services were
ACB Caribbean, A.S. Bryden, Frank B. Armstrong, Courts Optical, Car Zone,
Anjo Wholesale, Subway Antigua, Paradise Vision Centre, and Happy Teeth.
Dr. Allen remarked at the end of the busy day, We had a great turnout, and we
will ride the momentum and successes achieved to expand the event next year. We
plan to invite more partners to join us with this initiative. It is time for us to
actively invest in the care of our youth and work together as a community to ensure
they are in good health.
Dr. Allen thanked all stakeholders who contributed to making the 2023 edition of
the Paediatric Village a successful event.
RCAS plans to introduce an additional annual Paediatric Village in March 2024 for
older youth, ranging between 13-17 years and will share details with the public and
corporate Antigua & Barbuda on how they can lend support in the coming months.