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Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry prepares some 100 for school

- initiative likely to cater for entire Sixth District for 2017
Some of the children pose with their school supplies received from the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry. Photo: VINO
Approximately 100 children from the Purcell community benefitted from the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry this year. Photo: VINO
Approximately 100 children from the Purcell community benefitted from the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry this year. Photo: VINO
Some of the backpacks that were presented to children of Purcell on August 20, 2016. Photo: VINO
Some of the backpacks that were presented to children of Purcell on August 20, 2016. Photo: VINO
Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (left) was also present at the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry's exercise where she gave a pep talk to the children. Photo: VINO
Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (left) was also present at the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry's exercise where she gave a pep talk to the children. Photo: VINO
The late Denise Dawson. Photo: Provided
The late Denise Dawson. Photo: Provided
PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Purcell Girls' Brigade Lieutenant Tammi T. David has disclosed that the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry is likely to go district-wide for 2017 as opposed to its current concentration on children only of the Purcell community.

This she revealed to this news site following the staging of yet another successful back-to-school programme, Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry, which was held at the Purcell Methodist Church, Purcell, Tortola, on Saturday August 20, 2016.

The programme collaborated with The Purcell Methodist Church and the Purcell Girls’ Brigade and has once again seen approximately 100 children taking home well needed back-packs with school supplies, including colouring books, crayons, pencils, sharpeners, penmanship books and activity books, highlighters, binder leaves and binders.

“This is something that Denise Dawson always had the passion to do and her mother decided that we have to continue her legacy and come 2017 we are hoping to have the programme as a 6th District programme and not just Purcell,” said David.

Pep talk

To this end, Sixth District Representative Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caine was invited to interact with the children, parents and others who were present and she also delivered a pep talk especially to the children.

The Girls’ Brigade is an inter-denominational organisation where children of any church can be a part of the group. It is part of a global Christian movement with a passionate vision for this generation and the future.

The group is committed to seeing lives and communities transformed and enriched as individuals seek, serve and follow Jesus Christ.

7 Responses to “Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry prepares some 100 for school”

  • the rock (23/08/2016, 09:23) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Denise was a beautiful human being inside out, RIP my friend!
  • LOL (23/08/2016, 10:27) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    the short lady with the bag giving out bags
  • VGB (23/08/2016, 10:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lt. Tammi, very good service. Way to go, Purcell Girls' Brigade!
  • guth man (23/08/2016, 10:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    so good to see Hon maduro we do not see the one from the 5th
    • oops (23/08/2016, 18:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I forgot the 5th rep. For real

      I applaud the Girls Brigade and Denise's family for carrying on this project in her memory. We know that if her life was spared she would be doing no less. Keep up the good work folks because this is what this life is about. Giving, loving and caring for our fellow man because empty handed we came and empty handed we go.
  • one eye (23/08/2016, 11:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    so impressive yall
  • The one (23/08/2016, 16:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Miss you so much triple D! Awesome job Tami!


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