“FIRST FRUITS FESTIVAL” IN QUEEN’S PARK DEEMED A SUCCESS
The Annu Institute sees community development as a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. With this thought in mind, the Annu institute for human development is hosted two community development events over the Easter weekend in Queen’s park.
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 utilised to conduct programmes. One of the strategies is to create active community development associations.
On Easter Sunday, community activist responded from nine parishes and 28 communities across Barbados for the community building consultation. The Annu Institute invited the public to a community development forum on Easter Sunday April 5th from 5PM to 9PM at the steel shed in Queen’s Park.
That way they can identify common concerns and solving them together. Another one of the strategies 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 the following Easter Monday, April 6th from 10AM to 6 PM in Queen’s Park, the Institute invited the public to its community peace celebration where the whole family could attend from preschoolers to grandparents. This family excursion like celebration in Queen’s Park promotes solidarity and community spirit” in a thanksgiving environment of music food, and dance. The festival was a celebration of culture, family and community.
The ANNU Institute is inviting community leaders, activists, involved citizens and professionals to get involved in this community building movement. Let’s build more resilient local communities. Both of these events tie individual communities together as an interdependent culturally connected society. The theme of the Easter Sunday community building consultation is “Unity in the community” and the theme of the Easter Monday all day social lime in Queen’s park is “Increase the peace -violence must cease ” Both theme hinge on the need for Self improvement as the basis of community development.