SHARON HOPSON (right), principal of the Diamonds Government School receiving a cheque from Ky-Yah Roderiques (left) sponsoring four students on the feeding programme for the first term of the school year
September 16, 2022
Teenage gospel artiste on a mission to help children in SVG

TEENAGE ARTIST, Ky-Yah Roderiques, is on a mission to help children in St.Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) by ensuring that they get at least one healthy meal each school day.

On Monday, September 12 Roderiques visited the Diamonds Government School and sponsored four students on the feeding programme at the school for the first term of the school year. She presented a cheque to principal, Sharon Hopson to cover the cost of the school feeding sponsorship. The funds were raised from the sale of promotional key rings for her first single, called ‘Friends’, a release states.

The song, which was released on June 22, was written by gospel artist Hayden Billingy and produced by the Melisizwe Brothers’ Gold Mind Program. At the launch of the single Roderiques had expressed her desire to create music that will generate a positive change in the world. One of the ways she has chosen to do so is by giving back to those who are in need.

During her visit to the school on Monday, the 16-year-old fifth former of the St. Vincent Girls High School , performed ‘The Climb’ by Mile Cyrus and encouraged the young students to believe in themselves and their dreams and to be strong whenever things get difficult.

“Keep the faith,” she urged. “Always speak to God. Put God first always, okay.With Him you can do anything; anything is possible!”

She also told the students that they will be successful in the future.

“You guys know that. You know lawyers, prime ministers soon…so keep working. Believe in yourself and you can do it!”

Roderiques also thanked her supporters for helping to make the sponsorship possible because they purchased her ‘Friends’ key rings.