A group of university students, budding entrepreneurs, local artistes and athletes, calling themselves the Gen Y Group, on Thursday December 22 and Friday, December 23, brought Christmas cheers to hundreds of children on the Windward side of the mainland.
Spear heading the initiative were Shane Cadogan and Khyle Browne, as they galvanized support from others to make the venture, known as “ Everybody’s Child”, possible.
“While the group did share some much enjoyable treats during the visits, the real giving was the precious gift of time…
“Time was spent in community shops, village liming spots, traditional side bars and anywhere where two or three persons were gathered,” Cadogan told SEARCHLIGHT.
Placing immeasurable worth on the experience, Cadogan admitted that “The value of the interactions came through the exchange of experiences, motivational tips and real -life stories while breaking bread, and it is keeping, with the old saying that ‘it takes a community to raise a child’ and St. Vincent and the Grenadines should be happy to know that this noble ideal lives on in our youth.”
Cadogan explained that the initiative was hatched and came to fruition based on the group’s genuine love for people.
“Definitely, it is an initiative founded in thoughtfulness and camaraderie, where we met and bonded with over 50 kids and young adults from within a number of communities…No doubt, our undertaking and effort left a lasting impression on all involved and a spreading of hope, peace and goodwill and for that we are not only grateful, but satisfied that our objectives were met”, Cadogan related.
The latest initiative from the Gen Y Group, follows on previous undertaking such as the “Wet Men Charity Football 2020” and the “ Browne’s Initiative 2022”.