Ten young people, along with Pastor Delvin Thompson and his wife of the Miracle Revival G.A.N.G Ministries, visited the tourism development project as part of an outreach program.
The group first visited the Marina where they met Aeneas Hollins, who is Director of Yachting. Hollins gave a brief overview of what takes place in his department and at the Marina.
A video of what is expected to be the final product of the Marina was shown to the visitors, after which many of them appeared to be impressed. One was even heard saying that he wants work to there.
When asked what benefits these young people can get from these visits Aeneas told MyVueNews.com that the yachting industry is going to be an economic engine and this will create jobs and opportunities for them.
“And so, just showing children what we are doing here is planting the seed, exposing them to a new avenue to pursue for their lives. So that’s really beneficial to them,” said Hollins.
He added that Christophe Harbour also benefits, as these visits provide awareness, and it’s possible that one day “one of these guys would come and work for us.”
The group was then taken to the Pavilion where they were greeted by the staff and given a tour of the facilities. They were also given a brief introduction to the work done in Sales, and the Food and Beverages departments.
Pastor Thompson explained that the visit was designed to help empower the young people who visit him on Wednesdays, as part of Miracle Lodging. Miracle Lodging is the youth arm of the church where children living under certain circumstances are brought together to learn how to better themselves.
Christophe Harbour has accommodated various groups over the years. The company has had students and groups from both St Kitts and Nevis, and also stakeholders’ visits, providing them with the opportunity to learn more about the development, yachting and tourism in general.
The Miracle Rivival youth and leaders at Christophe Harbour.