Ebenezer SDA Primary School says no to bullying

Students of the Ebenezer Seventh Day Adventist Primary school staged a march on Friday as part a strategy to tackle the problem of bullying.

The march started on the school’s compound in Goodwill, up Federation Drive onto Lindo ParK, down the link road onto Hillsborough Street.

Organizers say the event was organized to sensitize students and the public on the issue of bullying, which is a growing problem in Dominica.

Bullying occurs when a person or group repeatedly tries to harm someone who is weaker or who they think is weaker. Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse – emotional, verbal, and physical.

During the march students shouted “No to bullying at SDA,” “Up with Jesus, down with bullying,” and “Don’t be a bully, be a friend.”

Teachers and students think the messages sent should have a positive impact on the entire community. They also hope that the whole of Dominica will embrace and support these messages.

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15 Comments

  1. February 21, 2014

    :lol: :lol: great stuff!

  2. my take
    February 6, 2013

    Great job by the SDA school for bringing bullying into the spotlight..If the root of bullying is killed at that level our society will be much better for it.. Our LEADERS, EMPLOYERS etc will turn out better…It is amazing how our institutions are plagued with bullies..They get a ‘high’ from making persons lives miserable.

  3. Frank Talker
    February 5, 2013

    There is something about these SDA people that speaks to our heart. While we cannot always put our fingers on it, something tells us that their teachings and beliefs are true. Like every other community of believers, there are some among them that disgrace the flock but the teachings of this faith-community come closer to the Bible than any other faith-community in Dominica. I have been to their services on a couple of occasions and you can feel the intense of the teachings and preachings. So this march by the youth is great. The church is preparing them for leadership roles in the next decade.

    • Supporter
      February 5, 2013

      Amen! you are so right, I pray that you keep listening to the teaching. you will deffinately find truth in them.

    • so true
      February 6, 2013

      Hope the message on Bullying is preached at the SDA CHURCHES this Saturday and at other churches this Sunday..The message needs to be extended to all at the services as part of the intense teachings and preachings.

  4. Jane
    February 5, 2013

    Don’t be a bully, be a FRIEND!

  5. Anonymous
    February 4, 2013

    am proud of u S D A ,way to go ,keep the fire burning :)

  6. Supporter
    February 4, 2013

    Great work, to the organizers and students, please do not let this be the last. Blessings

  7. Anonymous
    February 4, 2013

    YES I!THATS MY SCHOOL.
    RESPECT.THIS IS THE bEST SCHOOL AND THE MOST DISEPLIN SCHOOL.
    AMEN…..

  8. Anonymous
    February 4, 2013

    the bible says a little child shall lead ,good going children ,keep it up

  9. Aye Dominique
    February 4, 2013

    Go SDA go!!! Impressive!

  10. Big Bannan
    February 4, 2013

    While we’re at it we need to enforce rules that prohibit teachers from beating children too. This old barbaric British slavery rules need to go.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      February 5, 2013

      Thank God you got them, because may be by then you would have been in Stocky.

    • sphinx
      February 5, 2013

      this is beating was there from long time.don’t blame the british

  11. somewhere in da USA
    February 4, 2013

    keep up the good work kids

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