St. Peter’s Private Primary School Brownie Guides and ASJA Girls’ College Tunapuna WE Club donate items for the less fortunate

Brownie Guides at St. Peter’s Private Primary School handover items to Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Haji Kazim Hosein and Permanent Secretary Ms. Desdra Bascombe

November 22, 2017: On Monday we celebrated Universal Children’s Day, with the 2017 theme being “It’s a Kids Takeover!” In a fantastic show of just how powerful children can be, the Brownie Guides group of St. Peter’s Private Primary School, Pointe-a-Pierre and the WE Club of ASJA Girls’ College Tunapuna spearheaded separate donation drives in order to collect items for the less fortunate and persons who have been affected by flooding. Yesterday, they handed over items to the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government for distribution in the affected areas.

Minister Haji Kazim Hosein was at the St. Peter’s Private Primary School to accept a donation of cleaning products and equipment. “This is a wonderful effort made by these young ladies. It is truly heartwarming to see our youth get involved in efforts to help the less fortunate. This is exactly what we should be teaching the younger generations – volunteerism and charity. The drive and dedication to helping others that these children show from such a young age is truly admirable and an example of the bright future of our nation.” The students belonging to the Brownie Guides group ranged from Second Year to Grade Five. Principal Ms. Marlene White said that this is the second such donation drive that the group has spearheaded in recent months, as they previously collected items to assist hurricane victims in Dominica.

At the ASJA Girls’ College Tunapuna, the WE Club spearheaded the collection of items and packaging of thirty (30) hampers containing non-perishable food and household items. Club leader and teacher Mrs. Safeeya Baksh-Gyan indicated that the purpose of the WE Club is for students to understand that when we come together, we create a better world. This term the focus of the Club is volunteerism.

On hand to collect the hampers, was Senior Disaster Management Coordinator of the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government Mr. Rishi Siew. Minister Haji Kazim Hosein profoundly thanked the students of the WE Club saying, “These hampers will go a long way towards helping those who have been affected by flooding. This is an amazing effort by these students, and we can all learn from the example that they are setting. Service to mankind is service to God. We must be our brother’s keeper and get involved in our communities in times of need. These students will become our leaders one day, and we encourage them to continue their humanitarian service to our fellowmen.” All collected items will be distributed to families in need.

 

We Club at ASJA Girls’ College, Tunapuna handover items to Senior Disaster Management Coordinator of the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, Mr. Rishi Siew

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