60 Years of the YWCA

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Updated: March 17, 2016

The Young Women’s Christian Association, YWCA is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary this year. A number of activities to highlight this momentous occasion have been taking place. Today a special ceremony was held at the headquarters at the corner of Freetown and St. Thomas Streets in Belize City. Guest speaker was the Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis Barrow. We asked her what was the core of the message she shared.

KIM SIMPLIS BARROW

Simplis Barrow spoke of the contribution of the YWCA to the society in the work they continue to do despite challenges.

KIM SIMPLIS BARROW

Executive Secretary, Sonia Lenares said the work they have been doing over the years have been of benefit to the country.

SONIA LENARES

During its years of operations the YWCA has faced its fair share of challenges. Lenares said they have been able to persevere because of the support they have received.

SONIA LENARES

One person who has been a constant supporter of the YWCA is Dawn Menzies Bulwer of New York City. Bulwer told Love News she is honored to be in a position to help others.

DAWN MENZIES BULWER

This morning’s event was complete with a number of reflections and a cake lighting ceremony.