“‘Stand Up and Be The change.’ That was the call of the Dalai Lama speaking to a group of young people in the United Kingdom in June 2012. He challenged them to take responsibility for their actions, and be the change they want to see in this world…
RBC challenges Young Leaders to “Be the Change” by assuming the responsibility to influence the mindsets, attitudes and behaviours of your schoolmates and persons in your communities. Remember each and every one of us has the power to change the world and when our individual powers combine, we can become an unstoppable force.”
This year, the form four year group has undertaken a project sponsored by RBC called the “Young Leaders Program”. The theme this year is “be the change” and it calls upon students to be the change among their fellow peers, community and countrymen. Our students have undertaken projects to stand against topics such as bullying; racism; sexism; drug & alcohol abuse in schools.
One of their projects was to put banners with quotes reflecting messages done by the students with assistance from Mrs. Gonsalves on the topics that we were trying to address. The banners are on the fence on the Fatima grounds where it can be seen by everyone. Additionally, these banners will be uploaded to social media sites such as Facebook.
Our students have also sold buttons within the school and held a poetry and poster contest during the term with winners to be announced next term. Be sure to look out for these students who will be selling wristbands with their quotes.
To close our project, a joint venture with the young leaders of St. Joseph’s Convent is in being planned. The form fours would like to thank everyone who has helped us along the way. Have a happy and holy Easter.” (J)