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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Munro’s Swimming programme an overwhelming success
The Swimming to Success programme, initiated by businessman William Munro, has turned out to be an overwhelming success.
Co-ordinated by Ronald Nathan, the programme is a community initiative designed to assist the youths of the San Juan/Laventille area and eventually the nation, to succeed on a positive path.
The graduation ceremony for the sixth cycle of the programme is scheduled for December 14, at the Poolside, 13 Moses Avenue, San Juan, from 5 pm.
This programme was conceived in August 2011 and endorsed by Education minister Tim Gopeesingh. Since then six cycles have been successfully completed. The graduation ceremony for the fifth cycle was held on May 13.
A release from the programme’s organisers said the curriculum includes swimming techniques, water survival skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self esteem, time management, financial literacy, positive relationships and national pride.
At present, one of the Government’s objectives is to counteract crime by way of education and extra-curricula activities tailored to the youths of the nation, who are the future. The Swimming to Success programme is therefore in alignment with the Government’s objectives, the release added.
Commenting on Swimming to Success, Munro said: “This programme would definitely foster positive youth development which will benefit the nation at large.
He added: “There is a quote which states ‘if everyone cleans in front their own door, then the whole world would be clean.’
“In my capacity as a businessman, I am attempting to preserve our nation’s future through this community initiative. I cringe to think that our nation could experience a level of moral decay if the current spate of negative lifestyles’ continues.
“This is the underlying reason for my persistence. I am an accomplished citizen and do not seek accolades; I simply and humbly request the support of this Government administration to move this initiative forward to other communities.”
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