Miss Lotto Jada Ross is focusing on community beautification for her GECCU MissSVG Community Service Project.
The Prospect resident has placed her constituency of East St. George at the centre of her project, entitled, “1000 Acts of Kindness”, which was launched on Sept. 12
“The idea for this project was spawned by the $1000 contribution by
GECCU,” Ross said.
During the week of her project, “1000 Acts of Kindness” were displayed in five key areas, namely, “love for the development of our minds; love for the world in which we live; love for our mental and physical well-being; love for our pioneers in sports and culture; and love for Lenny.
On Sept. 12 and 13, Ross “traded her heels and makeup for a pair of Crocs and garden gloves” to embark on a tree-planting exercise at the four primary schools in East St. George.
Students of Grades 4 and 5 of Fairhall Government School, Calliaqua Anglican School, Sugar Mill Academy and Brighton Methodist School planted 250 fruit trees over the two days.
This exercise was made possible through partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, whose Permanent Secretary, Nerissa Gittens provided a team to assist with the tree-planting at all schools.
Laverne Velox and Janky Glass donated the fruit trees.
Further, Ross also presented fruit trees to the staff and students of the school to encourage them to save the planet and show love to the environment.
‘Love for the development of our minds’
Later that week, Ross returned to the four schools to distribute book vouchers to the students, and tokens to the teachers.
“This time, she targeted students at the beginner levels to beautify their minds and aid in the enhancement of their literacy skills,” a press release said.
Ross said: “They wanted me to read more stories after my first. I guess I’m a good storyteller! I enjoyed every moment I spent with the students of East St. George this week. I wish to do this more.”
This means that through Ross’ “1000 Acts of Kindness” project, each in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 student in the East St. George c (357 students in total) will receive one storybook donated by Monica Dougan and Dr. Hughes Dougan and family, redeemable by voucher.
These books will be delivered and presented to all students during the course of this week.
The staff of these schools were also presented with water bottles, bags, pens and pencils, with the compliments of the “1000 Acts of Kindness” initiative, as Ross believes that teachers play an integral role in the education of our nation’s youth and should be recognized at all times.
“My efforts would not be as gratifying had it not been for the welcoming attitude displayed by every student and teacher within these schools. I am beyond thankful to GECCU and the Beauty Shows Committee for the inclusion of this activity to the Miss SVG Pageant,” Ross said.
“It is also imperative for children to understand the importance of giving back to the environment and saving the trees, as they are our main source of oxygen, which is essential to our lives,” she further stated.