A few good men wanted for local NGO

| 12/05/2011

(CNS): With a worrying number of young boys needing strong male role model in their lives, the executive director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters is putting a call out to men across the islands to lend their support to the programme. Marilyn Conolly explained that mentoring really works and turns young people, who could very easily spiral into the criminal justice system, around. However, although a considerable number of women have stepped up to the plate to participate in the programme she said she has had difficulty recruiting men.

“I am appealing to men out there to come on board,” she said. “This really works it makes a tremendous difference and we see real results among the young people that we manage to find mentors for.”
Connolly said she understood people have busy lives but she said all it requires is a few hours a week to not only impact a child’s life now but to transform their potential for future as well.

The director said that Big Brothers Big Sisters positively impacts children’s lives and really works.

The BBS offers  school-based mentoring and community-based mentoring programmes for children aged between 5 and 14 years old. Connolly explained that mentors don’t have to be perfect or qualified counsellors or a foster parent for the children, the goal is for them to just be a friend to a child who needs one and to share some fun.

Mentors can spend one hour on a Wednesday to visit you’re their little brother at school or two hours on a weekend to hang out with your Little Brother and need to commit to mentoring for one year.
Any men Interested in joining the programme can Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands at 945-6315 or bbbs-cay@candw.ky

The NGO is also selling tickets for a special champagne brunch at Abacus, Camana Bay on Sunday 22 May to raise money for the charity. For more information call 623 8282 or bbbs-cay@candw.ky

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Wey me baby fadda go? Don't he love me no mo? Said he'd come by but instead new chrome wheels he go buy. Out chasin' new ho, tryin' make some mo

  2. Anonymous says:

    It is impossible overestimate the influence of the good male role model in boy's life. It is priceless.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Keep up the good job Marilyn.  You are doing a fantastic job, even making yourself available on your own time.  Men please support this programme!