GHS donates to kidney patients
November 1, 2013
GHS donates to kidney patients

Lejun Williams and Ayanna Findlay, both of whom have kidney failure, are the recipients of financial assistance from the students and staff of the St Vincent Girls’ High School.{{more}}

Two cheques, of EC$4,716 each, were presented to the parents of Williams and Findlay on Thursday, October 24, during the school’s annual Independence celebrations.

The event was held under the theme: “Reflecting on the Past, Gifting the Future: A National Outcry – Respect for our Women”. The three-hour long event, which was held on the school’s compound, featured a variety of cultural performances from students as well as an appearance from the delegates in the recently held Miss Heritage Pageant.

Headmistress Andrea Bowman read the Independence Message from Minister of Education Girlyn Miguel.

In her opening remarks, however, Bowman reminded the students of the all–girl institution that they are responsible for protecting themselves and their dignity.

“No one is going to protect your dignity for you. When you do not protect yourself, when you do not protect your dignity, you are opening yourselves to abuse. So, be very careful,” the headmistress warned.

Meanwhile, in the independence message, the students were told that they must be disciplined, not only at school, but in their communities, as well as on the dance floor.

“Students, you have a role to play in ensuring that the principles of discipline, obedience and respect for authority are demonstrated at school and taken back to your homes and communities as well,” Bowman read.

A cheque for EC$3,000 was also presented to the National Crisis Centre during last Thursday’s event.(AA)