St Michael Parish Ambassadors 2018, Cherian Lorde (left), and Justin Parris.
New St. Michael Parish Ambassadors named
THE 2018 St Michael Parish Ambassadors are 19-year-old Cherian Lorde and 21-year-old Justin Parris.
The two young people were officially introduced to the public during a service at the Gittens Gap Fellowship Church, Gittens Gap, Government Hill, St Michael, yesterday.
Parris, a former student of Pine Primary and Parkinson Memorial, ever an enterprising and ambitious young man, participated in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth’s Youth Achieving Results (YAR) programme where he gained a certificate in Performing Arts and also actively participated in their Endless Possibilities – A Job Attachment and Mentorship programme.
Parris has a strong sense of community spiritedness which he has expressed through volunteering with organisations such as the Black Rock Psychiatric Hospital, Barbados Defence Force and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth. He is currently a sergeant in the Barbados Youth Service, an organisation he joined in 2017.
The young man, who aspires to ultimately become a social worker as well as an entrepreneur, joined the Parish Ambassador Programme because he believes that it will
provide him with a great opportunity to motivate other young people to believe in themselves despite the many challenges they may face in life.
In addition, he is of the firm view that troubled youth deserve a second chance and should be allowed and encouraged to learn from their mistakes and change any negative behaviour.
Meanwhile, Lorde, who was educated at St Giles Primary and The Alleyne School, is a young Christian who takes her relationship with Christ very seriously. She is a worship leader at the Gittens Gap Fellowship Church, and she is also a long-standing member of the church’s Youth Department.
Lorde’s leadership qualities stand her in good stead as she acts as a friend and mentor to many of her younger counterparts. Cherian is also a member of the Barbados Mass Choir and enjoy singing solos within her church. She was Deputy Head Girl while at Alleyne, and received the award for being “The Student who Best Typifies the School’s Rules”. Lorde, who is a certified cosmetologist, is currently a student of the Barbados Community College where she is pursuing studies in Chemistry and Biology as she works towards her long term goal of being a trichologist (hair doctor).
Lorde and Parris will be focussing on a Disaster Preparedness project titled S.O.S (Saving Our Selves).