“What Was the Reason of Living if I didn’t Have Peace”, She said

Pricillia Victor – My suffering started at the age of fifteen, didn’t have food to eat and my house use to have the smell of misery and poverty every day. We were so poor that we have to beg for things from our neighbors. When I use to go to school my teachers never understood what was going on in my life. They never knew why I was failing in my homework, in my exams and in my assignments it was because I was hungry, my belly was empty and sometimes I had to stay home for my brothers to go to school. The money was not enough for all of us to go to school every day.

Almost every day we use to fight in my house, my mother and I never use to agree. The lack of peace in my house made me to have the desire to go out, to leave my mother’s house and disappear. I had anger against my mother, against everybody.

At the same age my friends and my brother taught me how to smoke because I lacked the love from my mother I tried to find love in parties and smoking. And in one of this parties that I went I almost lose my life, a guy asked me to dance with him and I said no because of that he started to fight with me.

I use to go to the Entrepot Secondary School but because of the bad companies my grades started to go down, all I wanted was to smoke, drink and live a life on my own. I behaved like a big woman but I was like a child inside. I use to suffer with suicidal thoughts, I use to ask myself why God brought me on earth, what was the reason of living if I was hungry, if my house didn’t have peace and my teachers never understand me? That is why the thoughts of killing myself was always there.

I met a friend that told me about the Youth Power Group (YPG), when I came there for the first time I saw many youths and they were talking about changing their life, how to do good when everybody keep doing bad, how to be a better youth when nobody else have no hope in them.

They Believed in me, that I could change and I decided to follow their advices and today I’m a changed woman, I want to live and not die, I sleep well, nothing accuses me, for many years I was looking for a job and I couldn’t get one after coming to the YPG now I have a job, I love my mother and I help her when she needs. Since the moment I decided to change my life and to make the lasts months of this year better I don’t regret.

Maybe you youth think that nobody is there for you, maybe you keep trying hard to change your life, at this moment you have no more hope in life but I tell you to take the opportunity to change your life

If you are going through the same situation, I advise you to join us at our meetings every TUESDAYS at 6PM and SUNDAYS at 1PM

YPG HELP LINE: 724-8130 / 724-8041

YPG WhatsApp: 730-4040 / 730-2043


  1. Smiling
    December 2, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Very good! So happy!

  2. randy paul
    December 3, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Great. I can relate and st lucia youth needs this.

  3. randy paul
    December 3, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    From a religious tract I read”family can either nuture you or injure you”. I agree with this statement. I also know that humans a capable of amazing resilience in the face of odds and hardship. I quote from a rock song “often times we live our lives in chain’s not knowing we have the key. The root of st lucia’s social ills are a combination of historical factors and family based. After slavery and so called independence, there was inadequate assistance given st lucia to build and sustain a vibrant economy. Poverty has many bi products: frustration, rage, child and spousal abuse, limited education, idleness, petty and other types of crime. Self medicating with smoke alcohol, drugs, and sex which often produce unplanned babies. Unless st lucia looks at the root causes, they will keep going in circles. Politics and police are not the answer to the human condition

    1. Anonymous
      December 3, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Excellent comment sir

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