Courts St Lu­cia Part­ners with Rise Up for the First in a Series of Com­mu­nity Out­reach Pro­grammes

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Fur­ni­ture and elec­tri­cal su­per­store, Courts St Lu­cia, has joined a move­ment that seeks to el­e­vate and em­power youth around the is­land through a series of wellplanned com­mu­nity out­reach pro­grammes co­or­di­nated by the or­ga­niz­ers of the up­com­ing “Rise Up” fes­ti­val fea­tur­ing an all-star cast of Reg­gae and Caribbean head­lin­ers per­form­ing in the scenic town of Soufriere.

The su­per­store made the an­nounce­ment dur­ing a LIVE ra­dio call-in pro­gramme with “IWA” on Ra­dio Caribbean In­ter­na­tional on Tues­day March 28th. The “Rise Up” Com­mu­nity Pro­gramme is the brain child of the or­ga­niz­ers of the event who sought to cre­ate a plat­form for the col­lab­o­ra­tion of artistes and cor­po­rate lead­ers like Courts St Lu­cia who take their cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity se­ri­ously.

The first out­reach pro­gramme was held on Wed­nes­day March 29th at the Up­ton Gar­dens Girls’ Cen­tre. The ses­sion con­sisted of ac­tiv­i­ties that in­te­grated self­de­vel­op­ment and men­tor­ship by spe­cial guest speak­ers Dr. Jackie Bird, Dr Stephen King, RCI’s Ma­reen Alexander, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Planned Par­ent­hood, and jour­nal­ist and well known me­dia per­son­al­ity Em­press Jeanille. As an event spon­sor for “Rise Up”, Courts St Lu­cia has also pledged its sup­port of the “Rise Up” Com­mu­nity Pro­gramme and will be work­ing with the team to help fa­cil­i­tate and ex­e­cute the var­i­ous pro-so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties through­out Saint Lu­cia.

The young ladies at the Up­ton Gar­dens Girls’ Cen­tre were thrilled to be a part of this move­ment. They spoke of their dreams of be­ing pro­fes­sion­als and were en­cour­aged to work hard to achieve these dreams by Con­sul­tant Pathol­o­gist, Dr Stephen King. In the end, the young stars, in a demon­stra­tion of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the speak­ers’ time and words of en­cour­age­ment, show­cased their tal­ent through song and dance.

As a com­pany that has played an in­te­gral role in the growth and de­vel­op­ment of the youth through var­i­ous cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ven­tures, Courts St Lu­cia is in­deed proud to be a part of this amaz­ing move­ment.

Counts Saint Lu­cia rep­re­sen­ta­tive Brit­ney Jongue (ex­treme left) with guest speak­ers and fa­cil­i­ta­tors of the Out­reach Pro­gramme.

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