The Saba Lions Club has partnered with local high school Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) in getting students of Form 1 and Pro, to sign up for LEO Club-based activities. LEO stands for Leadership, Experience and Opportunity and LEO Club is an activity of the Lions Club.
Director of Saba Comprehensive School Anton Hermans was very receptive when he was approached earlier this year with the question whether Saba Lions Club could start with LEO Club-based activities in a school setting.
The school has set aside three, 10-week periods for this academic year for LEO Club-based activities. In this manner it is hoped to get the youngsters motivated to participate in projects of their choice that will benefit the community they are part of and stimulate social development skills.
Students are being challenged to develop critical thinking skills and to become socially involved by assisting with community-based projects.
Every Tuesday, from 12:30pm until 2:00pm, a group of eight students will engage in projects which they themselves have come up with under leadership of the Lions and a faculty-advisor. The first project, cleaning up part of the grounds of Harry L. Johnson Museum in Windwardside, was undertaken on Tuesday.
The students, Saba Lions Club members and SCS are thankful to the Board of Directors of the Museum for collaborating with them and for allowing the students to gain experience and give back to their community in a positive way. The students all participated in the activity and eagerly look forward to the following activities, which will be promoted in the community within the next few weeks.
The Daily Herald.