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Nov 23, 2000

Activities set for Youth Week

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Celebrating youth will be the focus for this year’s Youth Week, which will held from November twenty-seventh to December third. Icilda Humes, a youth development officer, says far too many youths are falling victim to the many social ills that exist in our society. Humes says a number of activities are planned for the week and is encouraging all youths to participate.

Icilda Humes, Youth Development Officer

“We feel that the gift of youth is the gift of life and that our young people need to celebrate it to their fullest. A lot of times in this day and age our young people are growing up too fast and they don’t have the time to really enjoy themselves as young people, to enjoy their youth. So we are encouraging them to celebrate their lives now in a positive way.”

Jacqueline Woods

“What activities will be taking place?”

Icilda Humes

“We’ll have several activities taking place nationwide. Those in Belize City include a work-a-thon it is our second work-a-thon, where we are inviting young people to come in and sign up to earn one-day wages. They will be placed at various business places throughout the city for that day. We also have a youth Karaoke competition where we will be awarding cash prizes for young people to compete in two different categories and that takes place on Saturday, the second of December. Another major activity is our celebrate youth song and praise session, which will be held in the BTL Park on the third of December. In attendance will be the Heavenlies Gospel Band, the Ebenezer Youth Choir and a host of young people worshipping and celebrating being young people.”

If you would like more information on Youth Week you can contact Humes at telephone number 32808.

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