Miss SVG contestant launches activities to promote safety, fight crime in her community

By Admin. Updated 5:55 a.m., Monday, September 19, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Ms. Shannan John, 26, contestant number 3 in the 2022 Miss SVG pageant has launched a week of activities geared towards promoting safety and fighting crime in her community – Vermont.

Ms. John, sponsored by CEDCO, launched the week of activities on Sunday under the GECCU Miss SVG Community Service Project where, as a requirement of the Miss SVG Pageant this year, each of the eight (8) contestants must undertake a week-long community project.

The contestants’ projects range from education, sports and health to entrepreneurship, disability and building community spirit. The contestants were given one week in September and one thousand ($1000) E.C dollars to carry out their projects.

Ms. John’s project is titled – Promoting Safety and Reducing Crime in the community of Vermont, and it will run from September 18-24, 2022.

Her motto is promoting safety and reducing crime one step at a time.

Some of the activities she will undertake include the hosting of a free CPR training session on Monday, the launch of the neighborhood watch website on Tuesday, a D.A.R.E program session with students at the Buccament Government School on Wednesday, a free self-defense training session on Thursday, and community cleanup on Friday.

The week of activities will culminate with an inaugural anti-violence competition on Saturday at the Hope Playing Field.

Ms. John communicated to One News SVG that the first annual anti-violence competition will be held on Saturday and will feature students expressing their knowledge on promoting safety and reducing crime through songs, poems, drawings, and dances. The children will compete and prizes can be won.

The official launch of Vermont FC will also take place on Saturday.

Ms. John said the Vermont FC, is “a team with the help of my sponsor – CEDCO, that has been brought into the community to not only compete in local competitions but to promote brotherhood among our boys and young men.”

The team will compete against the police football team in a friendly match.

This finals of the Miss SVG pageant is slated for October 29.

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