THE Choiseul Chapter of Volunteer Saint Lucia has teamed up with our Caribbean counterparts to join hands to pioneer the Caribbean edition of Good Deeds Day, celebrated globally on April 15th.
Saint Lucia’s programme will be launched tomorrow, Friday 23rd March 2018, at the Reunion Primary school and will end on Good Deeds Day April 15th, 2018.
Good Deeds Day is a global day that unites over 2.5 million volunteers from 93 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of people and the planet.
This year Saint Lucia, via the Caribbean Volunteer exchange, has partnered with Good Deeds Day to promote the implementation of this day in five countries throughout the region, alongside, Jamaica, Suriname, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago.
A steering committee has been established with key stakeholders who have agreed to lead their country’s launch of this transformational day.
For 2018, all regional partners have agreed to execute Good Deeds Day under the theme of “Plant for Peace”, which will be localized through various volunteer projects/activities in each participating country.
Plant for Peace is a powerful call to action for the Caribbean, due to its alignment with global sustainable development goals and its flexibility for engaging dialogue and action around issues of climate change and agriculture.
This initiative sends a message of planting the right seeds in the minds of our youth and communities at large as we seek viable avenues for creating and sustaining peace.
Organizers say they are “deeply inspired by the collaboration and cooperation taking place across our regional borders to bring this day to life and ensure the spirit of volunteerism in the Caribbean is well represented on the global stage on April 15th.”
They therefore request public support to ensure their objectives are achieved “and to also broaden our Footprint of Good as we provide a space where we can activate Caribbean people around our most pressing issues.”
Supporters can ‘Lend Your Strength’ to this movement through Donations (In Cash or Kind), Volunteers Mobilizing Chapters and networks to action and by Spreading the Word.
According to the organizers: “Any courtesies extended to the partners of GDD 2018 team will be greatly appreciated. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and look forward to connecting with you as we create a deepened culture of doing Good, serving and volunteering!”