On Sunday, April 7, the Community Relations Branch of the Micoud Police Station joined with Opposition Leader Dr. Stephen King, Dr. Bird and District Representative Dr. Gale Rigobert in a march and ceremony to raise awareness on child abuse.
Youth groups from around the island joined with local schools and teachers to participate in a program that was punctuated with cultural presentations amid the more serious presentations on child abuse and its devastating effects on victims and on our society.
Dr. Rigobert reminded the audience that we are all our brother’s keeper and that child abuse is everyone’s business.
She noted that, thanks to the many activities hosted by Ms. Augustine and her team to raise awareness, she could already sense a shift in the collective psyche of the people and a heightened interest in the issues regarding child abuse.
Commissioner of Police Mr. Vernon Francois gave his full endorsement to the activity in delivering the opening remarks.
Hundreds of people from Micoud and the environs participated in the march which started at the Micoud Police Station, went through the village, and ended on the Micoud Playing Field.
NOTE: A photo gallery of the event can be viewed on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stlucianewsonline