Youth Department assists in promoting healthy living

The event was held on Friday, 26th November in the vicinity of the department’s office and according to a press release issued by SKNIS, Senior Youth Officer in the Department of Youth, Chereca weaver, said she was pleased with response to the inaugural event.

Youth Department officials were congratulated for the initiative which formed part of the November celebration of Youth Month in St. Kitts and Ms. Weaver said the feedback was overwhelmingly positive with a number of suggestions for a take-away dinner to be held.

She noted that there were over 60 pre-orders made by persons throughout the public sector and passersby were also able to purchase the healthy meal.

The Senior Youth Officer expressed sincerest gratitude to C&C Super Foods for donating the majority of supplies for the breakfast. She also thanked Dion Williams also known as “Chef Gary” of Timothy Beach Hotel, and other individuals who contributed.

Activities continue on Saturday 27th November when young professionals and volunteers will lift the spirits of a senior citizen. The inaugural Youth Habitat Building Project will see a home constructed at Ponds Estate for a retired sanitation worker, Charles Abbott.

Youth Director, Geoffrey Hanley said the 83-year-old has dedicated more than 50 years of his life to keep the community aesthetically pleasing and it was a pleasure to honor his public service in this way.

He encouraged persons wishing to lend a helping hand or tools to this task to go to the construction location – opposite the Seventh Day Adventist School at Ponds Estate on Saturday morning.

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