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Aug 30, 2010

The root of community spirit in day two of free haircuts

Last week Friday we ran a story about a free back to school haircut program. The event was the brainchild of Channel Five’s very own Master Control Operator, Brian Dena.  In addition to his hectic work schedule, Dena found time to give back to the youths who want a free haircut. This afternoon News Five stopped by 4323 Faber’s Road where the barbers were working diligently to make the kids look their best for school.

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

The Back to School Trimming Drive is an initiative of young men from the Faber’s Road area that began on Sunday.   According to one of the organizers many youths have found their way to Faber’s Road to get their free haircut.

Brian Dena, Organizer, Back to School Trimming Drive

brian dena

“It’s a been very overwhelming feeling. Yesterday I went round going for some kids, we got twenty. This morning we got a van from my friend Buggy, we used his van to go and circle round and we got thirteen. This morning we got an amount this morning so between yesterday and today a total of fifty-two so far.”

Jose Sanchez

“You have more kids to plan to give this free haircut to?”

Brian Dena
“Tomorrow morning we are planning to have the children from Children’s Home coming over tomorrow.”

The spirit of giving flowed from the barbers to others across the old capital.

Brian Dena

“I would like to say thanks these people that supported me: Martin Griffith, Bernard Nunez, Atlantic Insurance, Nicole Clother, Wayne Baldwin, Arabella Grant for the Inspirational Words, CFR Diner, Boots Martinez, Tony’s Grocery, Francisco Cuellar, and also Buggy for supporting us with the transportation and music.”

Jose Sanchez

“So you actually went around in a vehicle looking for kids?”

Brian Dena

“Yes sir cause, instead of having them to come, I prefer to go and look for them myself so I know that I can reach my amount that I really want to reach, which is the total of a hundred.
Jose Sanchez

“What do you think of Brian and the guys who are giving the free haircuts?”

Haircut Recipient #1

“Good.”

Haircut Recipient #2

“Good.”

Haircut Recipient #3

“Zaiden Bernam”

Jose Sanchez

“Weh school you di go?”

Haircut Recipient #3

“Bethel Primary School, eighth grade.”

Jose Sanchez

“How do you feel about these guys taking the time out to give these haircuts?”

Haircut Recipient #3

“It’s good for youths and other people who don’t got money to trim their kids before they go to school.”

Haircut Recipient #4

“Keron Salazar.”

Jose Sanchez

“What school do you attend?”

Haircut Recipient #4

“Queen Square Anglican School.”

Jose Sanchez

“What’s your opinion of these guys giving the haircuts?”

Haircut Recipient #4

“Well, I think it’s good to them, the same thing weh he said. If dehn noh got money, they can trim their children.”

Jose Sanchez

“You always hear negative things about this area so does this give you something to look up to seeing that these guys can do something positive?”

Haircut Recipient #4

“Yeah.”

Jose Sanchez

“Do you think you’d make this an annual event?”

Brian Dena

“Most definitely cause like I said it’s a very overwhelmed feeling and I’m very touched by it so most definitely.”

The free Back to School Trimming Drive ends on Tuesday.  Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.

If you would like to reach Dena about how any child can get a free back to school haircut, you can reach him at 605-4997.

If you would like to reach Dena about how any child can get a free back to school haircut, you can reach him at 605-4997.

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6 Responses for “The root of community spirit in day two of free haircuts”

  1. MADDYVANDIJK/DEREALIST says:

    What you guys are doing to help out your community is overwhelming to us as well, thanks for taking the time to be an inspiration to your commnunity.
    someone is appreciating you guys today.

    Be well.

  2. BZNinCALI says:

    Good job Brian, there are a lot of decent, hardworking people in the area & they are often overlooked because of all the unsavory stuff that happens occasionally. If you are one of the shining examples of young men with roots to Fabers Road, again thank you for looking back.

  3. blvnjah says:

    ANOTHER POSITIVE STORY. PRAISE BE TO JAH. GOOD CITIZENS OF BELIZE STAND UP AND UNITE, LETS STOP MAKING THE CRIMINALS RUN US DOWN.

  4. Erica says:

    I think what these guys are doing is a very positive and it’s about time some young Belizean men do something positive for their community or the country, the other guys should learn from this.

  5. dally c says:

    good looking out for the youths,,,,, family,,, nuff love and respect

  6. Monique says:

    when willl cayo get some free hair cuts lolz

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