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Sincere gratitude

Paige Bryan, President, Young Women’s Christian Associaton

President of the Young Women’s Christian Association, Paige Bryan.

As we look back upon 2012, the YWCA expresses sincere gratitude to our volunteers, staff, members, benefactors/donors and the Government of Barbados for your assistance throughout the year.

Your generosity has enabled us to continue our programmes and initiatives — The Breakfast Club, Reading Club and training of women to move them towards economic empowerment. We could not do it without you.

On a more sombre note, we express concern at the level of violence which is fast becoming a staple of our society and the carnage that is occurring on our roads. We encourage all Barbadians to live the fundamental Biblical principle of love — love for God and love for your neighbour, thereby allowing us to treat others as we would wish to be treated.

Our wish for Barbados is to be a more peaceful and caring society where we go back to being our brother’s keeper.

Women, we urge you to become independent by finding a legitimate source of income to support yourself and family. We encourage our young people to give back to the country by volunteering with an organisation or assisting where there is a need.

Here’s wishing each and every one of you a 2013 filled with joy, peace and all God’s blessings.†††

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