Brittons Hill youth feted

Brittons Hill youth feted

All is not lost in Brittons Hill, St Michael, which has recently been plagued by crime and violence.

Today some of the young people from that community were celebrated for making positive news for the district.  Members of the Brittons Hill Under-13 Football Team, winners of the Brittons Hill Trophy World Under-13 Soccer Classic in August 2015, were treated to a fun evening at Chefette, Wildey, St Michael.

The activity which coincides with Father’s Day weekend celebrations, was sponsored by Restoration Ministries and Chefette Restaurants.

Pastor David Durant of Restoration Ministries with some of the members of Brittons Hill Under-13 Football team.

Pastor of Restoration Ministries Senator David Durant told the youngsters they should not allow negative circumstances in the community to limit their aspirations for mobility and progress so they can fully discover their potential. He told them they can come forth as brilliant lights in the midst of darkness.

“The community has recently been highlighted in the press by a lot of negativity due to violence. Therefore this is coming at a good time to present something good from the community among our community.

“This demonstrates that good things can come out of Brittons Hill. I believe if you really want to change society we have to inspire our young people,” Durant told the group.

The team was treated to a fun evening at Chefette Wildey.

Meanwhile, one of the church’s leaders, retired educator Matthew Farley, urged the boys to distance themselves from crime, guns, violence and drugs, but rather become associated with activities that would help to uplift their lives and pave the way for a successful future.

Farley remarked that while a child could not choose their parents, or, the community they live in, they had the ability to determine their future to a certain extent.

The happy children who expressed delight with the treat, ordered whatever they wished from the menu, before making their way to explore the play park, under the watchful eye of the Pastor Durant and some other male figures from the church.


5 Responses to Brittons Hill youth feted

  1. Lisa June 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm


  2. Smiley June 19, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Don’t do good deeds to be seen by men for praise .

    • Coralita June 19, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Is that what is happening here?

      I recall making similar comments regarding those children in Crab Hill, whose mother was stabbed to death in Farm Road. I asked why this particular charity thought it wise to keep having these children in the media each time they took gifts for them. The bloggers didn’t see anything wrong with it, they thought it was a way to encourage others to give.

      People will do what they have to do I guess.

  3. dave June 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Hmnnnn –Cheffete received a warning recently about targeting the Children. Now Mr. Photo -Op is in the mix .
    These adults are feeding the children with a lot of sugar and empty calories , they are not health conscious , it seems. Epic Fail !! —Poor !!!

  4. Coralita June 19, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Hmmmmm, the said same Chefette who are targeting the youth with unhealthy food!!!!


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