The St Patrick’s Youth Organisation celebrated 10 years of service under the theme “Reflecting on 10 years of service, embracing our future, forging ahead together.”
The celebrations consisted of a week of activities which included a church service, food hamper distribution, Keep It Real programme on ‘The Role of Youth in Nation Building’, the erection of a billboard in Sauteurs and the President’s Address.
The week of activities concluded with a dinner and award ceremony at Belmont Estate on Sunday. During his address, Brent Alexander, President of SPYO, spoke about the impact the organisation has had over the past 10 years. He said, “Today we do more than just look back, we celebrate a new beginning, with great enthusiasm and hope because we are continuing the legacy of SPYO on solid ground. We are advancing our own ambitions through educational programmes, youth development programmes, environmental programmes, community service programmes and many more in unison, holding on to what bound us together. These ambitions have clearly pushed us in that direction and anchored our union firmly to impact generations to come.”
The ceremony also included the award presentation to the top participants in the first ever SPYO Creative Art Competition. The winners were:
- First: Melody Garrett
- Second: Jamia Gunpot
- Third: Cameron Nicholas
- First: Yashika Cronneit
- Second: Enrique Gibbon
- Third: Leah Toussaint
SPYO extends a special thank you to all the competition sponsors.