YWCA appeals for more help for the nation’s youth

President of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Tamita Griffith, today urged society to help her organization develop the minds of the nation’s children as she declared that not all young people were involved in negative practices.

She made the call while speaking this morning at the Mount Olive Holy Temple, where the recently installed executive of the YWCA organization assembled for service.

YWCA President, Tamita Griffith

“I challenge persons in our country to highlight more of the positive work being done by our young people,” she said, after the new YWCA team was introduced and led in the pledge by past president, Marilyn Rice-Bowen.

Past YWCA president, Marilyn Rice-Bowen

“Not all of our young people are involved in illegal activities. Many have given their hearts and talents to God. They have acknowledged that God desires them to have a close relationship with him,” Griffith said, advising adults, “do not help in fuelling the existing pressure they are facing, especially now, to conform to negative standards of the world and to be accepted within society”.

“How can we empower women in our country if we do not reach out to young girls?” she asked.

Turning to the YWCA’s programmes, she reported that its social assistance activities were making a strong impact as she highlighted the success of the Breakfast Programme.

“Our Breakfast Programme, now in its ninth year of existence, started serving breakfast to less than 30 children a day during the school year. Today we now serve 1,352 children daily.”

Griffith however stressed that the organization needed more help from the community.

She urged Barbadians, “support our organization, become part of this movement that opens doors through which members can be of service to others.

“Participate in our programmes and activities. We can never refuse contributions, whether monetary or in kind for our programmes. Every little counts.”

4 Responses to YWCA appeals for more help for the nation’s youth

  1. Ronald Herbert
    Ronald Herbert September 12, 2016 at 8:26 am

    All those assessment need be lock up

  2. Phil September 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Ms. Rice Bowen deserves an award for the work she has done and still is doing for the children. Madam new president Ms. Griffith, Let us extend this program to teach these little ones to sort garbage, and eat right. Cut out this fast food habit which graduates to addiction. Teach them the nutritional facts.

  3. jrsmith September 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Our young people needs to be tough our culture, our real history how the world economics works and most of all how to start small businesses and survival of life….

  4. La verdad September 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    There’s nothing wrong in Barbados , it’s the most beautiful island in the world , it has the world’s best singer / entertainer and more tourists visit the island more than any other Caribbean Country. And crop over is the best festival in the world.
    Also crime in Barbados does not even come close to crime in the other Caribbean islands, Barbados in crime free , debit free and the drinking water is the best in the world ( although some residents can’t even get running water)
    And the Politicians are awesome ! ! !

    Barbados . . . . A lost Paradise.


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