Importance of Civic Engagement
It seems most appropriate to invoke the spirit of ― John F. Kennedy to highlight the importance of encouraging civic engagement “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Or to paraphrase former President Barack Obama that we believe that those who loves Saint Lucia will spare no effort to change it for the better.
We believe that active civic engagement by the majority, is a critical foundation towards nation building. It involves, but not limited to working individually and collectively to make a difference in the civic life at the community level. It means promoting the quality of life in a community. It can also include the facilitation of developing of relevant knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference.
Projects we support
Through civic engagement, all can be equal. All we must do is find a cause within our community to make it a better place for all.
Voluntary Service Program
We believe that civic engagement is a driving force for community and national development as it enables its people to unleash their potential and contribute to the development of their communities. Through this initiative we may be able to reawaken the spirit of Koudmain, where people come together to address issues within their communities. People of any age can contribute through such civic engagement. We will create a platform to encourage more civic engagement within our communities.
We plan to establish Clubs and Branches of Friends of Saint Lucia in every major town and village in Saint Lucia.
Can you help us? If yes,
Future Leaders Program
Aside from general youth engagement initiatives, this program will be targeted at nurturing those that may have aspirations to participate in the leadership and future governance of the country. We believe that through our civic engagement programs and club structure, there may emerge a cadre of potential leaders whom we would want to assist to explore their potential.
We plan to establish a Future Leaders Program aimed at providing opportunities to gain essential skills and knowledge about leadership and governance.
Can you help us? If yes,
some causes and projects you can support
We have created a list of possible Causes and Projects that you and your friends may wish to support directly or indirectly. It is just a starting point. You may have some of your own ideas you are welcome to share with us.