JCI St Vincent celebrates International Day of Peace
October 11, 2016
JCI St Vincent celebrates International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace was celebrated on September 21 under the theme “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”

To commemorate this day, Junior Chamber International ( JCI) St Vincent, formerly known as St Vincent Jaycees, visited the School for Children with Special Needs (SCSN), Georgetown and participated in their morning assembly, where songs {{more}}on peace (Let there be peace on earth) were sung and a memory verse were recited (Matthew 5:9).

Principal of the school Mrs Charles reminded students that they should be peacemakers and at all times respect each other, help each other, and be gentle.

President of JCI St Vincent Shevern Lewis-John explained to students that JCI is collaborating with other organization across the world in their ‘Peace is Possible’ campaign, because they believe that everlasting world peace is possible. She stated that the organization’s focus is to ensure that the sustainable development goals proposed by the United Nations and adopted by JCI are achieved in the targeted year. “Our aim is to continue to find sustainable solutions to these goals and to empower young people to create positive change. We wanted to celebrate International Day of Peace with the students, because we realize that they are the vulnerable ones in society, so we encouraged them to be open with their teachers, especially when they feel threatened. They all have a part to play in making sure that peace is possible.”

The organization also donated $200 towards the school’s feeding programme. This programme works towards eventually reducing hunger (Global Goal #2 – Zero Hunger) and pledged its continued support towards the development of the school. JCI firmly believes that one day everlasting world peace would be possible.

JCI is a global non-profit, non-governmental organization, with the main objective of developing and empowering young people and contributing to community growth through active involvement.

Interested persons can learn more about the organization at www.jci.cc or www.facebook.com/jci.stvincent. Contact may be made via email at [email protected]