Gift For Life Foundation and St. Anthony’s College touch the hearts of young girls
Each year on February 14th, whilst many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special ‘valentine’, Gift For Life Foundation (GFLF) shares that notion of love with our nation’s children across the varied children’s homes. GFLF deviates from the conventional boy and girl love relationship. The foundation looks at the bigger picture and goes all out to let children know that members care about them. Moreover, unconditional or sacrificial love is something that the foundation accentuates on a monthly basis.
This year, on Valentine’s Day, GFLF encouraged RBC Young Leaders of St Anthony’s College to play an integral role in the holistic development of young girls and teenagers from 8 children’s homes. The young leaders of the school are learning the art of becoming ‘true’ leaders of Trinidad and Tobago. The boys are working closely with the theme- Diversity and Inclusion, a 21st century imperative by creating a series of events whereby they can assist girls from the children’s homes in areas of self-esteem, confidence level, interpersonal skills and many other important skills required for growth and development.
A Valentine’s Dinner which was planned by students of St Anthony’s College, took place in the school’s hall. The students treated the girls like their sisters and taught them a number of important skills needed for sustainable development. Girls wearing long white satin sash with the words “ Miss Gift For Life” and the young leaders were made to show case their inner and outer beauty through the music and songs they shared. Through this event, both boys and girls learnt the true essence of the word love. They learnt that love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails ….
Gift For Life Foundation is proud to encourage RBC Young Leaders of St Anthony’s College, the need to show respect and accept the underlying differences of women. The foundation hopes to unearth the leadership skills that lie within the Form Four students of St. Anthony’s College.