For Release Upon Receipt - July 23, 2009
“A university must educate its students to have a sense of service to society.” Heeding the words of St Josemaría, Founder of Opus Dei, the ‘You Can Help’ programme is constructing a home for a family in Tunapuna. ‘You can Help’ is a volunteer programme that relies on students and community groups who offer their time and services to construct homes for the needy during the period of July to August. Their present construction exercise will continue this Saturday 25th July from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone interested in offering their services can assemble at either North Hall, Dean Street, St. Augustine or Green Street, Tunapuna.
The ‘You Can Help’ programme kicked of in 2005, when 70 secondary school and university students pitched in to help build a Gran Couva home for a needy family with eight children. The programme was launched by North Hall, a registered non-profit organisation that aims to help young men make choices that will lead them to become responsible adults. At North Hall, students are exposed to human development programmes via seminars, conferences, hikes, spiritual development classes, mentorship programmes and sports. The ‘You Can Help’ programme helps students to understand the value of community service and deepens their holistic development.
For more information about the ‘You Can Help’ programme, please contact North Hall at: email@example.com or call (868) 645-9755, or visit the centre located at 7 Deane Street, St Augustine.