MORE than 80 children in the care of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) were recently taken on a sky-bound journey in an extraordinary Christmas celebration orchestrated by the Supreme Ventures Foundation.

With eager faces, filled with anticipation and wonder, the children, hailing from various CPFSA homes such as Homestead, Wortley Homes, The Nest, Annie Dawson Sunbeam, SOS, Yadel, and St Andrew Hostel, embarked on a chartered flight from Montego Bay back to Kingston capping a fun-filled and unforgettable day in the western city.

For many of these children, this was not merely a flight; it was a breathtaking adventure that is sure to leave an indelible mark on their young hearts.

The day unfolded with travel by bus to Montego Bay for a luncheon at the Grand View Hotel, where the children, accompanied by 16 devoted caregivers were not just fed but were nourished with the spirit of joy and camaraderie. The atmosphere was charged with excitement as Santa appeared, laden with gifts.

The climax of this heart-warming tale was the chartered flight back to Kingston.

Caribbean Airlines, joining hands with the foundation, ensured that the process was not just a formality but an enlightening journey.

Every step, from check-in to boarding, was a revelation for these children, who, for the first time, were flying on an aircraft.

Chloleen Daley-Muschett, the corporate communications and public relations manager of Supreme Ventures Limited, reflected on the initiative, stating, “Our annual Christmas activity is something we look forward to each year. This year we wanted to go beyond the routine Christmas celebrations by creating an experience to broaden their horizons and let these children know that the sky is not the limit.

“The Dream Supreme experience is not just a theme; it is a reality we have dared to create. With this initiative we hope to inspire these children that no dream is too far-fetched or too big and that despite their current circumstances their future can be extraordinary.”

According to Daley-Muschett, in alignment with the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which identifies the family as the bedrock for a child’s growth and well-being, the Supreme Ventures Foundation has endeavoured to be more than a benevolent force.

She noted that the foundation has become a beacon of familial warmth, renewal, and care, creating an environment where these children feel not just seen but truly embraced.

“With the smiles, and laughter dispersed by the children during this journey, we are reminded that this initiative is not just a Christmas treat. It is a manifestation of the Supreme Ventures Foundation’s commitment to shaping destinies, uplifting communities, and giving every child the wings they need to soar,” added Daley-Muschett.

At the same time, Laurette Adams-Thomas, CEO of the CPFSA, expressed her gratitude to the Supreme Ventures Foundation for its holiday treat.

“The Supreme Ventures Foundation has been a valued supporter of children in State care for a number of years and we are grateful for the numerous ways in which they have shown love and care to our children, whether through financial support, educational support or through meaningful treats like this,” said Adams-Thomas

“Christmas is a time to spread joy and cheer, especially to children, and having a treat like this – carrying the children to our second city, feting them for the day and then flying them back in style, is something that has impacted them in a way that they won’t soon forget. We are grateful to the foundation for providing this memorable experience for our children, and we are sure that this is one Christmas that they will look back at when they are older and be filled again with joy/glee,” she added.

Her sentiments were endorsed by one of the children who participated in the treat.

“I never imagined receiving such a wonderful gift. Thank you, Supreme Ventures Foundation, for making this day not just special but the best day of my life,” said one of the children, whose name we are not allowed to publish.