A local nonprofit here partnered with major book ship MV Logos Hope over the Christmas season to bring joy, fun and development to kids in the community of Rose Hall.
The Kenville Horne Sports Academy (KHSA) a non-profit organization based in the community of Rose Hall partnered with Logos Hope to host a number of activities in the community including a Christmas concert for over 150 children and adult in the community.
Among the activities executed from the partnership were, a church service and the Rose Hall New Testament Church and a football exhibition match on Sunday 15th at the Rose Hall playing field between a Kenville Horne Sports Academy 7 and Logos 7 which saw Kenville Horne Sports Academy 7 defeating the Logos Hope 7.
The academy took the opportunity at the football event to donate a number of football shoes to young footballers in the community. The donation was made by June Russel a former teacher of the program founder Kenville Horne. The MV Logos Hope team also distributed over 300 pieces of football clothing items from popular soccer club Bayern Munich FC in Germany to senior and junior members of the KHSA soccer teams.
On Thursday 19th, December, Skills men from the Logos shipped journeyed to the community the following week to build shelves for the Rose Hall community Library and set up the Kenville Horne Sports Academy book reading club.
The final activity took place on Friday 20th December, when over 150 children and adults gathered at the Rose Hall Community Center for the Kenville Horne Sports Academy Christmas Concert.
The kids were treated to entertainment, free gifts, food and a special presentation from a team from the MV Logos Hope on the subject of Human Trafficking.
The logos team educated the concert on the methods used to lure persons into the illegal trade by those who engaged in human trafficking, as well as ways and means to respond if they feel at risk. Three boxes of books were presented to the KHSA and the Rose Hall community library for the upkeep of the library and the book reading club.
Speaking at the concert master of ceremonies, Marcia Morgan said that was set up in 2011 by Kenville Horne better known in this community as Fonando. The program seeks to assist at risk and disadvantaged youth between the ages of 6 and 17 in the community, using the medium of sports – particularly football and cricket. “Most of the boys and young men who grew up in the village have been a part of this program that Kenville started,” said Morgan.
Horne in his address had high praises for the corporate community whom he said came to his assistance despite given short notice for assistance. Among the main sponsors were the National Lotteries Authority, St. Vincent Brewery Limited and Subway SVG. Other generous sponsors included; ITFX Digital Solutions, Coreas Limited, Gibson Building Supplies, Ministry of Education, SVGFF and PH Vieira. “These companies came to our assistance because they truly care and they want to see all of you happy and doing better,” said Horne to loud applauds.
He told the children to always show respect and stay away from a life of Crime and Violence while reminding them that the library is there for them to utilize and he would love to see more children doing so especially since the book reading club has come on stream. “This partnership with Logos Hope has been extremely beneficial and I want to convey my greatest thank you to them,” said Horne.
A representative from the Logos team also brought words of greetings and encouragement to the gathering, noting that we serve a true and living God. Librarian at the Rose Hall Community Center Arlene Williams expressed thanks to the logos Hope for building the shelves and donating the books and to Kenville Horne for making the actives a possibility through the partnership with his Academy.