Heart & Soul: The Maria Holder Memorial Trust on the move to protect Barbadian Health & uplift Education

Supreme Counselling forges a crucial strategic alliance with The Maria Holder Memorial Trust for Barbadians to get familiar with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Programme (say OL-VAY-USSdeveloped in Norway in the 70s).

Supreme Counselling's Shawn Clarke fielding questions from the media as to the cost of the programmes involved.

Supreme Counselling’s Shawn Clarke fielding questions from the media as to the cost of the programmes involved.

As you will see in the video, Shawn Clarke of Supreme Counselling observes how many Barbadians of older generations considered Peer Abuse, especially boys, as toughening – but abuse is abuse and the same attitude is not condoned in domestic violence nor child abuse… So why is it okay between young males? Who will become society’s future leaders and fathers?

From Left;- Mary Brewster who urges all of Corporate Barbados to get behind the Anti-Bully drive or the Sprigio system which enables secure web transmissions on disclosing Bullies. In the blue tee-shirt is Maria Holder's grand-daughter, Colleen Neuhoff, herself a victim of Bullying which is why she throws her full support into this key initiative.

From Left;- Mary Brewster who urges all of Corporate Barbados to get behind the Anti-Bully drive or the Sprigio system which enables secure web transmissions on disclosing Bullies. In the blue tee-shirt is Maria Holder’s grand-daughter, Collette Neuhoff, herself a victim of Bullying which is why she throws her full support into this key initiative.

Project Manager Donna Clarke updates viewers on progress to date presented by the funders of the campaign – The Maria Holder Memorial Trust and coordinators, Supreme Counselling for Personal Development.

While Supreme Counselling’s Clarke sees “Zero Tolerance” as a temporary measure in addressing this ongoing childhood scourge, he emphasises the duration of this initiative developed in Oslo over three decades ago by a psychologist after a child lost their life to bullies. Mr Clarke informed the press conference how there will be a school contest with a prize of $300 for the best Youtube video created against Bullying which is judged on Facebook with the most Like’s…

The Trust's Ms Clarke touched on Sprigeo: a new computerised program for a number of schools across the Island which allows Whistle Blowing on Bullies, but it has strict guidelines on retaining Anonymity so Bullies nor their parents would be able to victimise confessors.

The Trust’s Ms Clarke touched on Sprigeo: a new computerised program for a number of schools across the Island which allows Whistle Blowing on Bullies, but it has strict guidelines on retaining Anonymity so Bullies nor their parents would be able to victimise confessors.

Some of the equipment obtained via MHM and the beneficiaries who make good use of it!

Some of the equipment obtained via MHM and the beneficiaries who make good use of it!

Not only looking at minds and how they develop, the Trust also considers the future of Barbados’ aging population… A generous donation by The Maria Holder Memorial Trust, made it possible for The Heart & Stroke Foundation to implement a three year rolling equipment procurement plan, which has seen the replacement of existing as well as the procurement of new equipment for both the Cardiac Disease Prevention & Rehabilitation Programme (CDP&R) and the Emergency Cardiac Care Programme (ECC).

The moment of Truth when the plaque recording the occasion was revealed to all... From left (backing camera) is Gina Pitts the Heart & Stroke's CEO, then in navy blazer is Pres. Humphrey Metzgen... With part of the curtain adorning one shoulder is the inimitable Christopher Holder and at extreme right is Foundation's VP of Finance, Dru Symmonds

The moment of Truth when the plaque recording the occasion was revealed to all… From left (backing camera) is Gina Pitts the Heart & Stroke’s CEO, then in navy blazer is Pres. Humphrey Metzgen… With part of the curtain adorning one shoulder is the inimitable Christopher Holder and at extreme right is Foundation’s VP of Finance, Dru Symmonds

The Foundation’s current President, Humphrey Metzgen, indicated the exercise is not only seen as a means of restoring health but a way of developing community between members (CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR AUDIO)

The driving force behind the Maria Holder Memorial Trust is her son Christopher, who has no plans of stopping in making Barbados a better place, he also plans on the Trust moving towards combatting Human Trafficking; as in reducing prostitution (CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR AUDIO)

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