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Youth supporting youth! Church donates to local athletics

Youth member of the Tower of Faith Church, Andrea Tittley (left) hands over the cash to Vice-President the BVIAA, Mr Steve Augustine (centre) in the presence of First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie. Photo: VINO
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- There is nothing more inspiring that seeing youth involved in positive activities and more so in supporting the development of their own.

This was very evident at the Abraham Leonard Community Centre in Carrot Bay last evening, August 11, 2013 when the youth arm of the Tower of Faith Church, which is located in the First District, donated an undisclosed sum of cash to the British Virgin Islands Athletics Association (BVIAA). The monies were raised by a number of fund raising exercises done by the church's youth arm.

The presentation was made to Vice-President of the BVIAA, Mr Steve Augustine in the presence of First District Representative, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie.

The Tower of Faith Church falls under the leadership of Pastor Frankie Rathanum through whom the request was made by Hon. Fahie at a recent youth camp held in the First District. Speaking with Virgin Islands News Online about the initiative and other works of the church's youth arm, Pastor Rathanum said the youth group has always been involved in community works. He said they have been active in the production of underwater tags which are place on reefs where the Lion Fish is spotted as well as their collaboration with the West End Connection Group. 

"That is a very active group in the West and the youth of our church have been collaborating with them in community activities, including clean-up exercises," said Pastor Rathanum. He said the donation to the BVIAA is not an isolated one as they donate to any just cause where and whenever the need arises in the community. "The youths are very active in their fund raising activities and they donate to various things," he added.

Hon Fahie said he would continue to work with members and organisations, religious or otherwise, to keep the community as a bonded family as it is very important that they work together as a community to raise their children.

Meanwhile, the BVIAA has been on the receiving end before in the First District thanks to a fund raising initiative spearheaded by Hon. Fahie and team.

More than forty First District youths recently participated in a Basket Ball camp that not only taught the skills of the game but the skills and discipline needed for everyday living.

The summer camp was successful in raising in excess of $1,200 which was donated to the BVIAA to help its team currently at the IAAF World Championships in Russia. Hon Fahie said the youths learnt the importance of community spirit and national pride with the project.

Following the camp, there were exhibition games at the West End Basketball Court. In one of the games, the Over 40 West End team defeated their Sea Cows Bay counterparts. The West End side included a fit looking Hon. Fahie and Steve Augustine.

Mr Augustine told Virgin Islands News Online during one of his time-outs on the bench that the BVIAA was very grateful to Hon. Fahie for arranging the basketball camp to assist athletics. “I think it is a very good cause. We have seen the performances of our athletes of recent with the World Youth Championships and we are simply trying to build capacity as far as to better support athletes in their upcoming participation and travels...”

16 Responses to “Youth supporting youth! Church donates to local athletics”

  • chad (12/08/2013, 15:13) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    see we the people musty admire Hon. fahie in the news all day contributing meaningfully to the youths not like a minister up and down like a CHILD about blogs
  • Carrot Bay (12/08/2013, 15:17) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Fahie boy you doing more than Myron even from where you sit
  • facts man (12/08/2013, 16:23) Like (11) Dislike (13) Reply
    Fhaie you doing a good job Alvin and Preston and the new party cannot touch you
    • agreed (13/08/2013, 07:58) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      No person who hiding that they are an alcoholic, among other things, going to represent me & my youth in the first district.
      • DISAGREE (13/08/2013, 13:26) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
        Me and my family will take the so called alcoholic over a thief any day.
        • Prove it (13/08/2013, 16:06) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
          Bad talking a man without proof don't make no one a thief. All those propaganda has been proven to be lies so don't count on it. The real thief is who calling others a thief. Wheel & come again. You might be drunk while blogging anyway.
        • You don't say (13/08/2013, 16:24) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
          Why are you guys going into non factual stuff. This is not necessary at all. This is why the BVI people always are left behind because they only seek to destroy each other especially without facts. I don't know much about any proven cases of alcoholic or thieving so just stop it. Fahie keep up the good work & thank God that the mature Fahie stays above this kind of foolish non factual talk.
        • Check again Mr. disagree (13/08/2013, 17:22) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
          Your only problem is that you haven't done your research thoroughly because the alcoholic & thief are the same person just check the job history along with other history that they trying to keep cover up & then you will speak from real information & not emotions & hatred. As for Fahie keep on keeping on. Good will always overcome evil.
  • chad (12/08/2013, 18:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is good stuff. Keep working for the people.
  • Yes (12/08/2013, 18:33) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    I ain't a Fahie fan but this man is like a roach, he doesn't die easily. He is a pusher. I don't believe I am saying this but keep up the good work Fahie. You are quite a guy.
  • Well my boy (12/08/2013, 18:37) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Fahie sort them out all the time
  • carrot bay man (12/08/2013, 23:18) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    We are proud of your efforts Fahie. Don't mind the noise, there are more of us with you & for you than against you. BAMBELELA
  • ThattKidd (13/08/2013, 08:09) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Andrew Fahie you are quite an admirable man God Knows you are a peolples person and not just to build an image for the news or media. You Have an honest heart Keep Up The Great Work in the comunity..! Bambelela..! (:
  • My My (13/08/2013, 14:21) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    keep going about the people's business Mr. Fahie

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