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Gifts of love

ST LEONARD’S JUNIOR NATION BUILDER Ras Irie Waldron (right), assisted by teacher Winston Cumberbatch (third from left), presenting a gift package  to Jeanette Straker  and Felicia Straker (in wheelchair).

By Gercine Carter | Tue, November 27, 2012 - 12:07 AM

BARBADOS’ MOTTO OF PRIDE AND INDUSTRY was again gloriously exemplified yesterday by a group of students of St Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School.

Close to 60 third formers, calling themselves Junior Nation Builders, proudly presented gift packages to eight “worthy” Barbadians.

In true patriotic spirit they had volunteered for an Independence project in which they pledged to perform 46 good community deeds, representing each year of Barbados’ Independence. Yesterday’s deed was the presentation of hampers to some less fortunate Barbadians.

From the beginning of November and continuing throughout the month, these loyal sons have been cleaning up communities, bringing cheer to seniors in senior citizens’ homes and day care centres and also helping to tidy up those premises.

They have also been donating clothing and food items purchased partly from their own pockets and their parents’.

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Posted by Harold Harris 1 year, 8 months ago
It is such a nice sight to see youngsters involve in such heart-warming acts! I hope many more young people realize that not being involve in scurrilous acts is the right direction in which to go.

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