Invest SVG supports Luke’s Kids Club Summer Programme for 2014
August 8, 2014

Invest SVG supports Luke’s Kids Club Summer Programme for 2014

Luke’s Kids Club, a 2014 Summer programme, has received the support of Invest SVG, as the organization sees the summer initiative as contributing in a meaningful way to social development in St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

Speaking during the opening ceremony on Tuesday, July 29, at the old Judge’s Residence,in Cane Garden, executive director at Invest SVG Bernadette Ambrose-Black said that in 2011, founder of the summer programme Luke Browne conceptualized the idea of a club for kids and as a result, created a place where “children from all walks of life, from all communities within our archipelagic island, can find themselves.”

The yearly summer programme caters to approximately 1,000 children between the ages of four and 16.

She stressed that Invest SVG, when approached, accepted the invitation to assist with the 2014 summer programme, as Invest SVG believes in giving back, “because we care about not only the economic development of St Vincent and the Grenadines, but also social development”

Ambrose-Black said that Invest SVG always takes the opportunity to assist, “more often than not, by way of in-kind contribution, administrative services, strategic partnerships to initiatives such as these. This is our tangible corporate social responsibility.”

This year, the theme for the summer programme is “Sports and Entrepreneurship.”

The opening ceremony also heard from Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture Cecil Mckie.

McKie said that the theme was a good one, as sports and entrepreneurship are linked and children attending the programme will be exposed to a foundation that will allow them to grow into outstanding adults and therefore will contribute to developing the country.

“Sportsmen and sportswomen are probably the best paid persons throughout the hemisphere…it means therefore from very early our young people can choose a career path in sporting activities where they can earn millions and can in turn give back to countries and communities from which they come.”

Other speakers included former West Indies cricketer Michael Findlay and lawyer Mikhail Charles.

The programme will run for one month.