Kalinago Youth Council donates relief supplies to hurricane-striken Haiti

Students of the Salybia Primary School with their donation
Students of the Salybia Primary School with their donation

The Kalinago Youth Council, together with five primary schools in the Kalinago Territory and Atkinson, has donated relief supplies which will go towards hurricane-stricken Haiti.

The idea of donating the supplies was conceptualized by the group and got assistance from the schools in the Kalinago Territory, Atkinson and Antrizle and the supplies were delivered to the Red Cross on Friday morning.

Vice President of the group, Paul Baron, said the efforts placed on the initiative by the student were remarkable.

“It goes a long way in saying how caring that they can be for their fellow human beings,” he said. “The fact is the Kalinago Territory is a major recipient of aid, therefore it was only fitting that the students return a favor. As a collective effort, we were able to amass a number of can foods and other dry goods which will go a long way towards ensuring a family or an individual has food to eat.”

He thanked all the schools who came on board especially the Atkinson Primary School, Light House Christian Academy and Salybia Primary School.

“We would like to encourage the public particularly the business community as echoed by the Prime Minister to assist the Haitian community because they are in dire need,” Baron noted.

He said when the supplies were delivered to the Red Cross on Friday morning, it was told a 40-foot container needs to be filled, hence much more must be done.

“As human beings we have a moral responsibility not just to our countrymen but to all global citizens, let alone a sister country,” Baron said. “The Kalinago Youth Council’s mandate is to mobilize our youthful population for the human good and we are truly proud to have done just that today.”

Students of the Lighthouse Academy with their donation
Students of the Lighthouse Academy with their donation

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13 Comments

  1. oh Yes
    October 15, 2016

    This is remarkable!!

  2. Tell the Truth
    October 15, 2016

    They are all cute and in their school uniform and looking happy to be able to help Haiti in its time of need.
    If there is anything we could learn from children, it is love for one another and helping one another willingly and cheerfully without asking why. Once they are informed their innocent little hearts which are filled with love will enthusiastically and proudly respond. They have already learned these important matters of life which they take to heart.
    Little ones, may God bless you and protect you now and in the future.
    It also includes your teachers who guide you in the right path of also love and concern for all especially those in need.

  3. s.Elizee
    October 15, 2016

    Well done. Kalinago students and the council.

  4. October 15, 2016

    This is a beautiful of the Lighthouse Academy students.

    By practical participation the students are learning one of the greatest values in life: CHARITY! God bless the adults who are teaching these young people to care and reach out in compassion to help those in need. May they find such joy in doing this the desire to serve others will be carried forward into their adult lives. I hope many will follow their example.

    “Let your light so shine before men that they will see your GOOD WORKS and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Jesus.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  5. October 15, 2016

    This is a beautiful picture of the Lighthouse Academy students.

    God bless them for caring and reaching out to help others. Adults are teaching them to be charitable in word and deed. I hope this is a value they will carry forward into their adult lives, and others will emulate them.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  6. Nacinimod
    October 15, 2016

    To give is to receive. Blessings to the Kalinago and Atkinson children for being so generous with the little that the have.

  7. amindom
    October 15, 2016

    Great job. Very proud.

  8. The whiteman
    October 14, 2016

    So young, so cool, so hip, our kid’s with a world view willing and eager to step forward and make known their world view that sharing is caring, that they care for each other and for the people of the region and therefore the world. An attitude and sentiment so brimming with Love, and who can argue against Love? Yes one Love, Love for all. Courageous are these kids, the kids of Dominica that I know and treasure. Together, along with those who stand behind them and support them, fostering the concept of diversity among the people of Dominica and the value that it inherently brings to the fabric of life of all Dominicans. Persons like the Challengers of Atkinson and so many others who have made it their life’s work to prepare the children for what the future holds for them and for Dominica. They deserve our unending support and help, many hands make light the work.

  9. Carib
    October 14, 2016

    Good job my children. God bless all of you.

  10. out of south city
    October 14, 2016

    That’s such a wonderful venture to engage the student in such a needy situation. We, as the parents, have been bashing each other over helping our brothers and sisters. I salute the Kalinago Youth Council on such a great endeavour and everyone else who participated.The children are the future generation and we must continue to pave the way for them especially when it comes to giving and assisting the less fortunate.

    KYC, continue the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PEACE

  11. Generous
    October 14, 2016

    Good job!

  12. kalinago friend
    October 14, 2016

    Well done.trust others can follow your lead.

  13. kalinago friend
    October 14, 2016

    well done.show others and that they too can do likewise

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