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TWS ‘takes a stand’ against Rainbow Children’s Home surroundings

- gives a well needed sprucing up
Together We Stand (TWS) continues to make a difference in the Virgin Islands. The latest to benefit from their community work is the Rainbow Children's Home. Photo: Provided
Some of what the TWS group encountered and conquered yesterday, November 19, 2016. Photo: Provided
Some of what the TWS group encountered and conquered yesterday, November 19, 2016. Photo: Provided
Some members of the Together We Stand group following the clean-up job at the Rainbow Children's Home on November 19, 2016. Photo: Provided
Some members of the Together We Stand group following the clean-up job at the Rainbow Children's Home on November 19, 2016. Photo: Provided
Sprucing up the surroundings of the Rainbow Children's Home in Lower Estate. Photo: Provided
Sprucing up the surroundings of the Rainbow Children's Home in Lower Estate. Photo: Provided
LOWER ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Prior to yesterday morning November 19, 2016 the yard surrounding the Rainbow Children's Home in Lower Estate was very unsightly but, thanks to the 'Together We Stand (TWS)‎ group, that has changed.

The Rainbow Children’s Home, though not very populated, is home to children considered vulnerable and who need to be housed away from their biological family and while the inside of their home is one that's fairly clean and healthy, that could not be said of the exterior surroundings.

The unfriendly state of the home's immediate exterior caught the eyes of TWS who took a stand, realising that they couldn't sit and wait for Government to do the simple cleaning job.

Some seven members of the group, along with a member of ACT, another non-profit group, cleaned up the surroundings of the facility. "TWS became official earlier this year and we are destined to be active in the community. Often people wait for the Government to do this and to do that. However, we believe as individuals with common goals we can make a difference and show others that things can get done if we work together and avoid depending on the Government," ‎one of the group members told this news site.

Under the presidency of Mr Jason Thompson, the group has left a lasting impression on the Rainbow Children’s Home and the community. It is our understanding that they are not finished and that the clean-up is the first phase of the work to be done in and around the building.

Community hours

Meanwhile, a number of students of the Virgin Islands School for Technical Studies (VIS‎TS) and the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) were also part of the clean-up effort which allowed them to add hours to their community service component of their school's requirement.

Though a very young group, TWS has been engaged in a number of activities. Recently it donated a stove to Safe Haven. They also held a land poker run, car wash and bake sale earlier this year.

All proceeds are ploughed back into the community.

Several other projects and fund-raisers are in the pipeline for the group and, according to a member, 'It's all about giving back, picking up the slack here, there and everywhere we see fit."

15 Responses to “TWS ‘takes a stand’ against Rainbow Children’s Home surroundings”

  • tia (20/11/2016, 14:02) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    I Love it! I am so proud of you guys!
  • love it (20/11/2016, 14:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Keep up the good work!
  • LD (20/11/2016, 15:16) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you very much, TWS .
  • the rock (20/11/2016, 16:15) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    good job guys, volunteering is the rent we pay to live on this earth, keep it up!
  • Xxx (20/11/2016, 16:20) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Terry for 5th district
  • bystander (20/11/2016, 18:24) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    sounds like a very positive group! I like the idea!! keep up the good work!
  • Wendy (20/11/2016, 19:00) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Best news ever....nice very nice to see youngsters mastering the fruitful art of giving back. Wnners! All of them are winners.
  • belonger (20/11/2016, 20:45) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    U telling me not even this the government could do for the home? Shame on the NDP and it surrogates.
    • Community (21/11/2016, 07:54) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      It is only when we are more about community than we are aboutngovernment that we can thrive. Hats off to this group for seeing a need and working to fulfill it. To sit and wait for government for everything is the reason the VI is in the state that it is in. Whether the entity is government sponsored or not, it belongs tonhe community.
  • tola (21/11/2016, 00:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Real people do real things great job guies
  • great (21/11/2016, 08:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is good stuff bUT their are guys sitting around at PWD all day..
  • kudos (21/11/2016, 09:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job TWS!
  • Suga (21/11/2016, 11:57) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    How do you become apart of this group? I'm very much interested.
  • Tws (21/11/2016, 13:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Contact Brafo our Vondi if u want to join our group
  • ddb (22/11/2016, 11:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wonderful...Bravo...Excellent...


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