The Falcons Boys’ Club recently donated an abundance of school supplies to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, Columbus House and Genesis Academy Program SURE.
Director of the Falcons’ Boys Club, Darren Rolle spoke to local media about the donation.
“The Falcons Boys’ Club was able to give 135 young men that are a part of our program school supplies and this coming January, we are celebrating 20 years of being in the community and mentoring boys.
“We thought that this afternoon we should make presentations to all of the young boys at the Children’s Home, Genesis Academy and Columbus House,” he said.
Rolle stated that the club mentors boys, so the supplies are for the boys who are a part of these three institutions.
He also commended all of them on the job that they are doing to mentor and take care of these young men.
According to Rolle, the club works with all of these facilities, often, throughout the year in various initiatives.
“Over the past 20 years we have done several things with them, once a year we even clean up and come by and paint. We just do things to encourage the children and show them that there are people out there who care about them,” he explained.
Enzy Jones, Assistant Administrator of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) told this daily that they are appreciative of the donation and are in need of supplies because the number of children they house keeps increasing.
“We are very thankful for this, we recently took in an additional three children so this donation will go a long way,” she said.
She stated that the club has helped the Home in the past and has always generously donated items there.
Jones then said that although the school supplies are needed, the Home is also in need of food items and clothing, because the government only takes care of providing school uniforms.
Principal of Genesis Academy Program SURE, Ricardo Major was also there for the presentation and shared his thoughts on the donation.
“I want to applaud community citizens like Mr. Rolle that are able to give back to some of these young men and ladies that find themselves in difficult situations,” he said.
Major emphasized that it is important to assist the youth to give them a better start in life, especially when it comes to education.
He said that programs like the Falcons Boys’ Club are necessary, but unfortunately often overlooked.
“We want to say to the corporate community that we can’t do it alone,” he said.
Major finally stated that other than financial or physical donations institutions like Genesis Academy Program SURE, need mentors to help guide the young men who attend there.
He mentioned that simply sharing your life stories and showing the young people that you genuinely care about them, can go even further than money or gifts.
Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016