Ras Engine spoke at length of the potential for supplementing the Schools
Feeding Programme, and indicated that students could come and learn the
agro processes as an outreach from his community. (Photographs to be added
shortly, wet cloudy weather has hampered out photo documentation)
He spoke of three men pulling ten thousand weeds vs teams of youth pulling
ten each, and what he was saying made such sense as these activities would
also instill a sense of respect for the land in growing youth, a self-confidence
and knowledge for the future.
We also looked at his suggestion as an alternative therapy, as people,
especially children, have been traumatized by the storm would have a sense
of security knowing they were not dependent on imports or handouts for
a healthy meal. The potential for growing food is an opportunity for Carriacou
to recover from the storm damages, and a bigger opportunity for Grenadians,
currently plagued by food shortages.
We`also discussed the opportunity for the "Carinuts
project" to explore the potential for new markets, with teams
visiting from neighboring islands to determine niches to be filled.
I was yawning to the beautiful dawning,
When I heard someone calling.
I look and it was a child,
Whose mother hadn’t the right financing
For his up-brining was a child,
Weak and Starving,
Yearning for life’s teaching!
People scorned him while
I took him in, but
He stole from me and I laughed cause
I knew this wasn’t what he wanted to be.
“A thief in society,”
I told him, even I was brought up
In the same misery.
Never grabbing everything I see,
I always try to work honestly.
Many times men played,
Tricks on me and,
For that, I slept with my stomach empty.
“What did these men came to be,”
I said, “Poor and living in poverty.”
The same misery
Came to be their morning cup of tea.