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.”