Voluntary work in tribute to Commander Chavez in Saint Lucia

PRESS RELEASE:Castries, July 28, 2016.- Tribute was paid to Supreme Commander Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias with a day of voluntary work at the Vide Bouteille Primary School located in the community of La Clery, one of the most populous of Castries, on the 62nd anniversary of his birth as part of a worldwide campaign titled: “Chavez: Tricolor Youth”.

Twenty (20) volunteers from the community participated in this activity, including children, youth, parents and teachers, as well as the team of diplomats and employees of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

This day of volunteer work consisted of cleaning activities and painting of one of the school spaces used for Grade 3 classes and other complementary activities.

It is noteworthy that this school hosts children from  mainly poor communities, for which it has received special recognition. Also during the course of the day those present had the opportunity to listen to songs in tribute to Commander Chavez, including those which he used to sing in public, which surprised many of those present who were unaware of this musical trait in the Latin American and World Leader.

The Venezuelan Ambassador to Saint Lucia, Leiff Escalona, hosted the activity that began with a word of thanks to all present, noting that the day was a joyous day for the revolutionary patriots, “despite his physical absence, in the last four years, we have continued to celebrate his birthday, so today we remember him with joy, with conviction of victory and commitment to the country where he came from and which he defended with such fervour”.

Similarly, Ambassador Escalona repeated some of the stories of the life of Hugo Chavez, while indicating that  “it is an honour to be participating in these volunteer activities in remembrance of the Commander Chavez, who is not physically present today but is still present in our hearts and will grow in our awareness of love for the Homeland.”

At the end of the volunteer work, all participants sang happy birthday, and cut a cake in celebration of the birth of the Eternal Commander Hugo Chavez.

In turn, the Principal of the  Vide Bouteille Primary School, Mrs. Lyril Arthur-Stanislaus, on behalf of the student community, expressed her gratitude to the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Castries, for donating the materials to carry out this work, and also for considering the School for this activity.

“Thanks for giving us the opportunity to learn about the life of this great man as he was, Hugo Chavez, who will be remembered for his struggle for the union of peoples and cooperation between the governments of this region and the world, it is very important to know his legacy,” expressed the Principal.

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