Youth Speaker at the 2015 National Youth Rally, Glenson Prince has encouraged students to play an active role in sporting activities.
Prince, who is also captain of the National Football team, advised the youth to get involved in sports as it helps to build character and leadership skills on Monday 2 November 2015.
“Some of us get the opportunity to represent our beloved country in one or more disciplines. I have had the opportunity to do so as a national footballer and I take this opportunity to encourage you to participate, as much as possible, in sports from a young age as it is a sure way to build your discipline and prepare you to take on the many challenges you will face as you go through life,” Prince said.
He stated that as Dominica is celebrating its thirty-seventh anniversary of independence under the theme ‘Rebuilding Dominica Together’ it is an appropriate message for all Dominicans, “as we recover from the ravages of Tropical Storm Erika”.
Prince noted that the country is facing one of the greatest challenges ever but with team work it is possible.
“The next time you hear someone facing a problem and you think it does not concern you, remember when one of us is hurting, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life, we must keep an eye out for each other and make an extra effort to encourage and support each other,” he said.
Prince pointed out that though Tropical Storm Erika affected some areas more than others, “we should all lend a helping hand to those who were more severely affected. Now is time to put our difference aside as we build Dominica together”.
He said while there will be many sad stories to be told after Tropical Storm Erika, the youth should tell stories of how they assisted in the rebuilding efforts.
“We as young people will have our personal stories to tell about our experience during and after Tropical Storm Erika. Some of us may still be telling the sad story of how we lost dear family members, friends and other loved ones. Some of us will relate how our schools were late in reopening even in new locations while other will tell of personal losses. At the end of it all let one of our stories be of who we assisted in rebuilding our beautiful country Dominica,” Prince noted.