Workers at the Barbados High Commission in London recently made a donation of school supplies to the Barbados Youth Action Programme (BYAP).

During the handover of supplies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Culloden Road, St. Michael, representative of the High Commission, Noreen Callender, explained that the High Commission had a We Care We Share Initiative, where personnel there conducted research to locate organisations that needed assistance in Barbados.

She explained that the packages, which consisted of donations from various businesses in the United Kingdom, included colouring books, cross words and sharpeners.

President of the BYAP, Lumumba Batson, thanked the High Commission for the donation and noted that his organisation would be presenting the supplies to students at two schools.??He further explained that the BYAP was designed to involve youth in positive activities.

???The Programme is about action and getting youth involved. Most of the time in the media you see a negative stereotype of youth???and never get a chance to see the many youth who are doing something positive. We try to highlight and show that there are youth who may have made mistakes; got involved with the law sometimes???but they are willing to turn their life around,??? Mr. Lumumba stated.

Each year, the Barbados High Commission in London identifies a local charity to assist in improving the lives of Barbadians.

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