11 persons receive Community Awards

ZIZ News…Sept 18, 2012 — In keeping with the Independence theme “Cherishing Children, Strengthening Families”, several persons throughout St Kitts were recognised for their contribution toward influencing the lives of children and young people.

Eleven persons received awards in recognition for their outstanding service to children, during the laying of wreaths ceremony at the RLB Memorial Park on Monday.

Prime Minister and Awardee NattaPrime Minister and Awardee Farrel

Gwendolyn Natta of Newtown, founder of ‘Newtown Activity Garden’ encourages children to learn to read and learn social skills.

Eugene Allan Rogers of sandy point, the forerunner of the school meal program at the secondary level, also offers free classes to students in science-related fields, upholstery and electronics.

Austin Warner also of Sandy Point was recognised for his instrumental role in the growth and development of young boys through the Boys Brigade.

Similarly, Ella Flemming was recognized for her role in shaping the lives of young girls through the girls brigade.

PM and other officials

Sonia Hector was awarded for her influence in the lives of the young through her dedicated work in the church.

Sylvester Huggins of Market Street was awarded for promoting folklore arts among children and actively involving himself in training young people in the junior police drum corps.

Also on the list of awardees was Shauna Maynard who was recognized for her role in shaping boys through the eagle boys club for the past 10 years.

Pamella Brookes of Saddlers was acknowledged for establishing a community library and is known for promoting healthy lifestyles among children.

Parade at RLB Memorial Park

While Kimmoy Brathwaite of Tabernacle received the award for reaching out to young mothers of her community as well as the Saddlers community, in an effort to build self-confidence. She recently opened ‘Brathwaite Kitchen’ which caters to children and the elderly in need.

Tyrone O’loughlin of Cayon was recognised for his contribution over the past 17 years, to the young men and women of his community in Football, Basketball and Netball.

Finally, Don Farrel of New Road Housing Project was awarded for allowing young boys the ability to play football. He sponsors an annual summer camp for the children of the community.

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