Rangers host cocktail party
February 15, 2011

Rangers host cocktail party

Thanks to the efforts of the number 23 and 17 Ranger Guide Units, four students from various learning institutions were the beneficiaries of a number of stationery items.{{more}}

On Wednesday, January 29, the units held a semi-formal cocktail at the Girl Guides Headquarters as part of this year’s Girl Guides Association educational development programme called Edufied.

Krystal Robertson and Tamira Browne explained that Edufied is a programme focused on upliftment through education, by providing disadvantaged school children with the necessary tools for learning, in and out of the classroom.

They said that the idea behind such a programme came from the Western Hemisphere Regional Conference, held in Peru in June 2010, which both Browne and Robertson attended. At the conference, participants were challenged to create an action plan for the development of youth, hence the concept for Edufied.

The event saw a showcase of talent through song and steelpan music.

Two boxes of books, pencils and other stationery supplies were donated at the event. These learning materials would be donated to four students, two from the Victoria Centre, and one each from the Emmanuel High Mesopotamia and West St. George Secondary.

Robertson told SEARCHLIGHT that their main goal is to help young children develop through education. “We are just trying to raise the awareness level and get more people involved and see how many more students we can help,” she noted.

Robertson revealed that plans are already afoot for a summer programme, which will focus on struggling secondary school students.

Every year, the number 23 Ranger Guide Unit seeks to address the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations.

Last year, the Guides hosted “InspiRed”, a semi-formal charity cocktail, which sought to join in the fight against HIV/AIDS in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Proceeds of that event went to the House of Hope Society.