Siz­zla joins hand in com­mu­nity projects

The Star (St. Lucia) - Life Begins 2 Nite - - POP-POURRI -

Siz­zla has broad­ened his Siz­zla Youth Foun­da­tion by work­ing with like­minded or­gan­i­sa­tions in the com­mu­nity of Au­gust Town. The Foun­da­tion will co­or­di­nate with the Univer­sity of the West Indies (UWI), So­cial De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion (SDC), Cit­i­zen Se­cu­rity and Jus­tice Pro­gramme, Project Man­age­ment In­sti­tute and the Au­gust Town po­lice on sev­eral projects.

On May 18, the par­ties had their first meet­ing at Siz­zla’s Judg­ment Yard, in Au­gust Town. They dis­cussed plans for the 178th Eman­ci­pa­tion cel­e­bra­tions.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from The Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice, UWI, SDC and the parish coun­cil pledged their sup­port for this year’s ac­tiv­i­ties, which start June 1. Ac­cord­ing to a report by Ken­neth Wil­son, a spokesman for the Siz­zla Youth Foun­da­tion, the or­gan­i­sa­tion has had a pos­i­tive im­pact on Au­gust Town through its Eman­ci­pa­tion projects.

“The com­mu­nity has recorded a ma­jor re­duc­tion in crime and vi­o­lence with no homi­cides from the start of the year,” Wil­son said. Judge­ment Yard has been Siz­zla’s head­quar­ters for nearly 20 years. It is where the fiery sing­jay re­hearses, films mu­sic videos and stages com­mu­nity events.

Siz­zla Kalonji in per­for­mance at Re­demp­tion Live, held at Sabina Park in Kingston, on Sun­day.

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