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Walcott for Walk Against Crime

Trinidad Guardian :: 26.03.2018

T&T's Olympic Javelin gold medallist Keshorn Walcott, will join the Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia, Minister of National Security - the Mayor of Port-of-Spain, Joel Martinez, former Sportsman of the Year, Roger Daniel, T&T Olympic Committee President Brian Lewis along with Port-of-Spain and Environs School Supervisor III- Betty Adams-Skeete and School Supervisor II- Simonette Williams and reigning two-time Soca Monarch Voice, as they lead some seven thousand children around the Queen's Park Savannah.

The Port-of-Spain & Environs Education District Anti-Crime walk - "Walk Against Crime" and "Walk For Sport" - will take place on Wednesday, from the Paddock, Queen's Park Savannah and will end at the Paddock.

Sacred Heart Girl's and Mucurapo Boys Roman Catholic Schools are expected to lead the Walk.

The walk against crime is slated to begin at 9:15 am and the Minister of Education Anthony Garcia is expected to lead the Walk to the Nelson Mandela Park. Some of the local and international sporting heroes have been invited to join the event together with over 7,000 participants from the 81 Primary Schools and 20 Secondary Schools.

The new format for the Walk according to the Chairman of The Port-of-Spain and Environs Sports Council Abeyola Akowe, is to ensure that our students know that there are ways to be successful. There are good ways, legal ways and sport and culture are two of the vehicles towards success in life.

Akowe said, "This walk has the reputation for being the biggest walk against crime in the country, it provided the children with the opportunity to show their concern for the crime wave in T&T. She thanked sponsors BPTT for coming forward and assisting with sponsorship along with Blue Waters, Brian Charles Lara and the Pearl and Bunty Foundation. We expect a bold showing from the Secondary Schools and Colleges in Port of Spain as they have always supported this venture. It is always a sight to see the Queen's Royal College Students marching through the savannah to begin the walk.

Sports personality Kelvin Nancoo said, "This walk is the only way that the children of the Port-of-Spain region could show their reactivity, so the public can know how they feel about crime. They will carry placards, singing and chanting and that is the most important thing for the children socially. The walk against crime is a very important message to children all over Trinidad and Tobago." Nancoo added that the expected outcome was for the children to understand that through sport and culture, positive things can be done.


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