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Sep 2, 2011

Citizens Organized for Liberty Through Action gives to Youths

There is another set of youths who were equally treated with goodwill prior to the opening of the September session of school. Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) has been working with about seventy-five youths for the past couple weeks. According to Moses Sulph, COLA’s President, the school supplies given out today will help many of the kids however; there are many more that need more support to get them through the New Year.

Moses Sulph, President, COLA

“What we did is; in actuality we only thought we could have given a half a dozen, but we managed to give out a dozen to each. We gave out about fifty-five today. Seventy five is the target and we had made promises to seventy-five different people however all of them didn’t show up—abut fifty-five or sixty showed up today. So we gave them out. But what we would want to see hopefully; I believe that the minister of education can focus a little more on the hard times mothers have to go through to send their kids back to school. Presently, there are people who still haven’t paid their school fees, still haven’t had uniforms, shoes and bags. Maybe the minister of education can be focused and put a program in place whereby they can assist the needy people in this country with these different assistance—school books, exercise books, school bags and all of that. So I would really call on minister of education to try and focus and see how they can assist these people.  There are a lot of mothers who I’ve spoken to who are not able to send their kids back to school. They have gone to try and get help and there are told there is no assistance at this time.

Moses Sulph

It is really mind bothering and if we are serious about reducing the crime in the future, what we are seeing today is because we neglected to assist young men in the past and they dropped out. But education is one of the most important things you can use to change your country. I wanna thank some of the sponsors: Turneffe Flat, Wellworth, Miss Saldivar, Mister Marshall, Mister Mose Hyde, I want to thank Miss Arzu, I want to thank Mister Troy Gabb, I want to thank COLA itself, Mister Yhony Rosado from Cave Tubing .com,  I want to thank Mister Bailey from Tubal. I really appreciate that and I really want to call on those who are out there who can assist to try and see how you can lend a helping hand.”

Sulph says there are people in his neighborhood that need more help in identifying funding for the new school year. One particular mother has approached COLA for assistance in getting registration fees for her daughter who is about to be a first year high school student. If anyone would like to help, call 631-6286.  COLA also took some of the children to the Bak to Skool Trimming Drive on Faber’s Road to get that clean cut for next week’s first day of class.

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