Charlestown, Nevis–(Tuesday, December 27th, 2011) “Social transformation remains high on the list of government priorities”, Attorney General and Federal representative, the Hon Patrice Nisbett, assured residents of Fountain, as he welcomed them to the opening ceremony of the New Fountain Village Community Center on Friday.
“It is not by chance that we are here today, we are here through the unfolding vision of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP),” commented Hon. Patrice Nisbett.
According to the Hon. Nisbett, the government leaders understand that community-based, self-reliant and sustainable action programs would reduce isolation, strengthen the bond between government and the people, and bring more meaningful change throughout the communities of Nevis.
He said that the results are celebrated over and over, as new, revitalized and purpose-driven community centers have sprung up across the island.
The community center will be a focal point of the community, and persons will be able to look among themselves to identify many needs including political, economic, health, educational or recreational to create solutions that benefit the collective.
“A community center should be the originator and sustainer of community energy, energizing its members to the point where social dislocation and crime are reduced; where targeted programs meet the needs of the youth and the aged, where people empowerment programs will thrive,” said the Attorney General.
He asked the attentive audience, “How often have you wished for a place to send your children to receive help with their homework?”
Mr. Nisbett also noted many other benefits to be derived from the purpose-driven community centers. He noted the laptop program, where each child from 4th form to 6th form received their own laptops.
He also informed the audience that for some children who do not have internet in their homes, the community center will have internet access compliments of LIME (telephone and internet service).
“As your area representative, I vow to always play my part in ensuring that you receive the assistance needed from your government. To bridge the gap between the community and the administration, so that together we make Fountain and Nevis a better place,” the Hon. Nisbett concluded.