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Members of the Hewanorra Plains Leo Club and Vieux Fort Lions Club are determined to show that young people can make a positive difference in the lives of others.
One such way is by engaging the community in projects that promote the protection of our environment for use by future generations.
The club members, as part of their activities to observe and celebrate Earth Day 2015, have partnered with the Vieux Fort Primary School’s environmental and garden clubs and the staff of the St. Lucia National Trust South Office.
The activity to commemorate this year’s Earth Day celebrations involves collecting seaweed from the Anse de Sable (Sandy Beach) area and donating the collection to the student centred gardens at the Vieux Fort Primary School and the Special Education Centre.
The Sandy Beach shores have been covered with Sargassum seaweed for months and members of the Vieux Fort Primary School’s Garden Club have been collecting this seaweed to use as fertiliser in the club’s garden.
With the new batch of seaweed donated during this project, both schools intend to use this to fertilise the soil in their schools’ greenhouses and the Vieux Fort Primary School’s organic garden.
Many of the members of the Leo Club are past students of the Vieux Fort Primary School and saw the need to assist their former school in its environmental projects.
As part of their contribution to the school’s organic garden projects, the Lions and Leo clubs have assisted in providing repurposed wood, chain link fencing and used tires to the school’s garden club and environmental club.
The Vieux Fort Primary School is part of the Ministry of Education’s Zero Hunger Challenge programme and the Leos hope that by their involvement in this initiative, they will assist in alleviating hunger in our youth.
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