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Contact:  Rose Marie Harris


Thursday 2 June 2011 Saint Lucians are being encouraged to come out on Saturday, June 4, as the “Do Something World St. Lucia” third high impact Service day moves to the Boys Training Centre (BTC).  The Boys Training Centre serves as a home and support for boys who are disadvantaged.  It is a place of safety, love and care and assistance for young men who have fallen through the cracks. 


Patron of the “Do Something World Saint Lucia Campaign” Governor General Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, says the nation has always called for more attention to be paid to the BTC. 


“We have all heard in the media of the dire need to do something to rehabilitate the Boys Training Centre and I would really like to see Saint Lucians there in large numbers to give back to this vulnerable group of young people a facility, an environment in which they can receive the kind of rehabilitation that the centre is supposed to provide.

“I’ll be there not just present but helping in whatever way I can.”


Dame Pearlette has welcomed the “Do Something World Saint Lucia Campaign as it showcases the volunteering spirit of Saint Lucians.”   According to the governor general, the need to give back has always been very close to her heart.


“I’ve have really, really been trying my best to encourage young people, everybody, private sector, public sector,  to give back, because that is the only way we will be able to build our nation.  So I was really enthusiastic when that programme came on, that mobilised people from all walks of life, from all strata of society to come and give back to their community.   I am hoping when this campaign is not the last.  I am hoping this is a programme we can sustain perhaps once a year to come up with programmes, events, activities  that can bring us out again to volunteer our time, our energy, our resources, our efforts in building communities in building societies  and by extension in building our nation.”


Skilled volunteers are asked to bring weed wackers, rakes, paint brushes and rollers, pans, measuring tapes, garden forks, masonry tools, cutlasses, work gloves, work boots and carpenter squares.


Persons wishing to donate for Saturday’s event can call 450-8336


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