For the first time, Eden Lodge Primary School has inducted twenty-six students to the mandate of the K-Kids, the youth arm of the Kiwanis Club Pride of Barbados. At the charter presentation and induction ceremony held at the school this evening, the students were told to learn new ways to change the world by serving one child and one community at a time.
President of Kiwanis Club Pride of Barbados Donna Archer, said the newly installed members of K-Kids, who were sworn into the mantra of Kiwanis, must have the heart to serve and make a difference at school and in the community.
“Joining K-Kids helps students to learn leadership through service and builds their character. They are charged with the responsibility of running the club, planning community service projects, assisting the elderly and raising funds to assist with projects.” Archer said.
The principal of Eden Lodge Primary, Grace Wickham told the students to be mindful that they pledged to try to make the world a better place.
“The club . . . works hand in hand with the school with helping to build great citizens of Barbados, in our particular case. The children are going to pledge to also show respect for their environment and try to make the world a better place for all of us to live in,” Wickham said.
Past Lieutenant Governor Ernest Marshall, officially swore in the students who obtained the rank of General Members of the K-Kids Club. The students were Cristiano Branch, Tahlia Brathwaite, Shatarie Bourne, Arico Cadogan, Aaron Clarke, Kanesha Clarke, Nakeisha Elias-Gordan, Dameisha Eversley, Z’Na Grazette- Leacock, Ranika Griffith, Sunshine Harris, Kemora Hope, Jakayla Jessemay, Malika Jones, Tricia Jordan, Kiara Jordan-Layne, Tashana Lewis, Ramaya Miller, Ranesha Miller, Keon Prescod, Nikara Robinson, Princeares Rouse, Shaunya Taitt, Tianna Taitt and Siniaa Whitttaker. After swearing in the students as General Members, Marshall selected the five students who will hold office for the current academic year. The President is Shatarie Bourne, Vice President – Keon Prescod, Secretary – Shaunya Taitt, Treasurer – Kemora Hope and Sargeant-At-Arms – Ranika Griffith.
Faculty Advisor distinguished President Diana Goodridge –Lovell, challenged the students at the end of the induction ceremony to live a life of service.
“I challenge all of you here to start making steps towards your bright and beautiful future in your journey and life of service,” she said. (LG)