Last week, Mr. Osmond Petty, MBE, JP, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, collected a cheque for USD$6,500.00 donated by Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) to the Explorers Youth Club Movement. In donating this cheque, RUSVM has continued its annual support to the programs of the Explorers Youth Club in which the University has engaged since 2018.
“At RUSVM we feel it is important to give back to the community that our staff and students call home”, said Dr. Sean Callahan, MVB, CERTVR, MRCVS, PHD, FRCPATH, DIP LECVP, Dean of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He continued, “In partnership with our parent organization Adtalem Global Education, we are proud to support the activities of the Youth Explorers Club and their after-school programs to help empower the next generation to succeed. Investing in our youth is investing in our future”.
The Explorers Youth Club was founded in June 2017 at Mol Phil by Police Inspector Rosemarie Isles Joseph. The Explorers Youth Club is currently a coalition of thirteen (13) community clubs in St. Kitts with a registered membership of about 1400 children and teenagers. The Explorers is a Government and Community Policing Initiative administered by a team of Police Officers led by Inspector Isles Joseph and administered in partnership with parents of children in the various clubs.
At the Government-owned Explorers Headquarters Building at Mol Phil Extension, Phillips Village, the Explorers engage in a wide range of after-school and other developmental activities related to the Club’s sub-programs, including the Explorers Cadets, Explorers Major and Drum Corps. The funds donated by Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine will be used to assist in providing equipment and materials to support the various after-school programs.
The Ministry of National Security thanks Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for its generous donation. The Ministry strongly believes that through the Explorers, we have seen the birth and growth of a movement of change in St. Kitts and Nevis that will pay social dividends for a whole generation.