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First District youth & parents urged to 'never give up'

First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has made a commitment to invest in the youths of his district and has been doing so through a number of initiatives. Photo: VINO
The team of motivational speakers and pastors who delivered on various topics at the First District Motivational Session at the Abraham Leonard Community Centre in Carrot Bay last evening August 11, 2013. Photo: VINO
The team of motivational speakers and pastors who delivered on various topics at the First District Motivational Session at the Abraham Leonard Community Centre in Carrot Bay last evening August 11, 2013. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience at the Back to School Motivational Session at the Abraham Leonard Community Centre. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience at the Back to School Motivational Session at the Abraham Leonard Community Centre. Photo: VINO
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – “When power reaches potential, purpose is formed.” This was part of the message to residents of the First District who turned out in their numbers to the Back to School Youth Motivational Session last evening, August 11, 2013.

The session, which primarily targeted in-school youths and parents, was the initiative of First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie who was ably supported by other members of the community.

The session drew mammoth support from residents of Carrot Bay and other nearby communities as they all converged at the Abraham Leonard Community Centre to be inspired.

Delivering the welcoming remarks, Hon. Fahie challenged the participants with the theme of the session- ‘Bambelela’, an African word, which means “Never Give Up” or “Hold On” because Christ is our Hope.

“Each of you have potential and each of you have access to the power source which is God and when God gets the authority from you to release his power into your potential, that is when you are going to do great things through your purpose,” said Hon. Fahie.

“We have to learn to celebrate each other’s strengths rather than trying to dig out other people’s weaknesses … as from today anybody speaking negatively to you as a student…obviously can’t handle your brightness,” residents were told.

The session took on the form of short inspirational messages from youths, prayers from pastors, inspirational songs and praise and worship. The topics and presenters included Never give Up by Ms Stephanie George, Stay Focused by Ms Chana’e Walters, More Prayer More Power, No Prayer No Power delivered by Ms Darlene Parsons-Potter, Putting God First by Ms Britanie Prentice, How to become an Effective Communicator by Ms Natasha Lettsome, Prepare for Success Mr G. Navarro Donovan, Being Educated verses Receiving an Education by Jareem Williams and Why Character Matters by Mr Steve Augustine.

Participants heard that life is the greatest teacher, that they need to put their best into everything set out to do, being consistent, paying attention to books rather than to Facebook, the importance of staying safe when on travel to foreign countries for further studies, building credibility and being a good communicator and to fail does not mean that you are a failure.

According to Hon. Fahie, the speakers were strategically selected to have the messages delivered on the levels of peer to peer and big brother to big sister. This strategy was highly commended by those in attendance especially Bishop John Cohen who did the closing prayer. According to the Bishop, the fact that the presenters were on the same level of the audience was a motivation in itself and would have accomplished more as opposed to it being delivered by the usual professors and accomplished persons in society.

Hon. Fahie said the next move will be to caucus with all the pastors of the various denominations in the district to develop a strategic plan for the continued forward movement of the First District communities.

15 Responses to “First District youth & parents urged to 'never give up'”

  • SORT OUT (12/08/2013, 08:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    So only the First District sorting out there youths.....what happening to the sixth?
  • ooooo (12/08/2013, 08:56) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    good going fahie
  • chad (12/08/2013, 09:01) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is good stuff.
  • Impressed (12/08/2013, 09:03) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    I attended this function and it was much better than I expected. All the presenters were excellent. As a young adult I left the function with a renewed sense of hope that come what may, I must never give up. Thanks Hon. Fahie and others.
  • People (12/08/2013, 09:04) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    I was not there but my two nieces went and they reported to me that this youth event was spectacular.
  • Well (12/08/2013, 09:06) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Fahie gets a lot of criticism from me but I must say that I admire his positive drive especially for the youth of the territory. This has and continues to be his life. I never thought I would say this but good job Hon. Fahie.
  • On target (12/08/2013, 09:10) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This event was on target. What I like about it was that all the presenters were our own people who we can identify with.
  • west end (12/08/2013, 09:23) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is good stuff. I am not a 100% Fahie...seems like he is the new Minister of Sports
  • Really (12/08/2013, 09:28) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Impressed, People, Well, On Target...... SMH!!!!!! Try harder next time please. Good going Fahie, good initiative that should be followed in all Districts.
  • Yes (12/08/2013, 09:47) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    good job Andrew the real champion of the youths and sports
  • in the news (12/08/2013, 10:45) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Yes, Fahie! - Speak positive words and set your own standards; play your planned game and wow your fans and help the will always have the edge over many because you are genuine the real deal!
  • jj (12/08/2013, 16:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    congratulations are in order for Hon. Fahie on this brilliant inicitive
  • A++ (12/08/2013, 23:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I give this initiative a A plus plus.
  • Ghandi (13/08/2013, 13:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    His actions show us how much he loves children
  • rr (13/08/2013, 20:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Myron gone awall again!

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