COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY ACTIVITIES AT QUEEN’S PARK OVER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The Annu institute for human development is hosting two community development events over the Easter weekend in Queen’s Park in Bridgetown.

(CLICK FOR BIGGER) Their goal is to galvanise community activism across the island, which would be used as an impetus to reform and restore people to their core human values and develop their communities.

(CLICK FOR BIGGER) Their goal is to galvanise community activism across the island, which would be used as an impetus to reform and restore people to their core human values and develop their communities.

With this in mind, the Annu Institute is inviting all Barbadians to a community development forum on Easter Sunday, April 5th, from five to nine p.m. at the Steel Shed in Queen’s Park. The consultation seeks to unite community organizers who also dream of creating a better community.

In a special release from the Institute's director Qaasen Ricardo Sealy, he explained his organisation seeks to empower individuals and groups of people by providing them with the skills they need to effect change within their communities. These skills are often created through the formation of large social groups working for a common agenda.

In a special release from the Institute’s director Qaasen Ricardo Sealy, he explained his organisation seeks to empower individuals and groups of people by providing them with the skills they need to effect change within their communities. These skills are often created through the formation of large social groups working for a common agenda.

Social institutions such as sports and community centres will be engaged to conduct programmes. One of the strategies is to create active community development associations.

The Institute realises that there is a wealth of underused knowledge and experience which in our communities that if channelled into collective action to achieve the communities’ desired goals. Therefore, community development practitioners will be cultivated so that they can help build relationships with and work alongside key resource people and organizations in the various communities.

Sealy feels another strategy is to create opportunities for the community to learn new skills and, by enabling people to act together, community development practitioners help to foster social inclusion and equality.

On April 6th Easter Monday in Queen’s Park, from ten o’clock in the morning until six in the evening, the Institute is inviting the public to its community peace celebration where the whole family can attend from preschoolers to grandparents.

This family excursion in the City is seeking to promote solidarity and community spirit in a thanksgiving environment of music, food, and dance. The event is a celebration of culture, family and community. It is also intended as a reclamation of important moral values as a strategy of reducing some of the various social ills such as broken relationships, crime and violence.

At both events, this Easter weekend, the ANNU Institute is inviting community leaders, activists, involved citizens and professionals to improve various aspects of communities, typically aiming to build stronger and more resilient local communities.

Both events seek to unite individual communities across Barbados into an interdependent and culturally connected society.

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