A good day starts with breakfast and this certainly was the case for dozens from the St. James South district on Melbourne Cricket Club this morning.
From around 9:00 a.m., music blared from speakers as heaping plates of scrambled eggs, sausage, cake and sweet bread were served to each with a smile from a volunteer stationed at the clubhouse.
The breakfast was the mobilising activity to collect information about the communities’ needs, interests of children and to register residents for programmes like “Success For Kids” slated for March 2016 – involving both children and their parents.
Sandra Husbands, BLP representative for the area, who spearheaded the project, told Barbados Today: “When I looked at the needs of the constituency, I recognized that there is stress and distress in families. I wanted to do something now. It was important to mobilize the communities and organizations to work together. I thought we would start with a children’s breakfast blessing. I approached the churches and they were very keen as well as other entities.”
Neighbouring churches of varying denominations which became involved included Western Light Church of the Nazarene, Gospel Light House, St. John The Baptist Anglican Church, The Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Halls Village Pentecostal Church.