Revelation Faith Academy (RFA) recently hosted its Community Helpers’ Day Assembly, an event not only students and parents look forward to, but the elders in the church as well.
Pastor Sidney McIntosh of Revelation Faith Apostolic Ministries and Chaplain of Revelation Faith Academy told this daily that the toddlers put on a show and performed for them.
He added that the school has been holding this event for the past four to five years.
Pastor McIntosh explained that the children come to school dressed in costumes that represent various careers, including doctors, nurses, judges and police officers.
“They are dressed up today, because it is also Career Day, the objective is to give them a goal or a mindset that they would be able to follow,” he said.
He noted that the youngsters performed based on whatever their career platform was.
Pastor McIntosh furthered that the initiative is important for the entire community, because it provides a “past-future” experience for the elderly and the children.
Pastor McIntosh took the opportunity to thank the organizations that contributed to making the day a success – Urban Renewal, Sawyer’s Fresh Market, the fire department, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) K9 Unit, mime dancer, Carvan Ferguson and David Wallace.
“Also we want to thank our K9 Unit who has always been with us and David Wallace he’s been coming here for the past three years,” he said.
RBPF Sergeant Cleveland Dames of the K9 Unit shared that members of the unit’s demonstration was with their narcotic dogs.
“We needed to display the importance of our dogs working with us to find drugs to combat the use of illicit drugs in our country,” he said.
Dames added that conducting such demonstrations are an important factor in strengthening the RBPF’s relationship with the community.
“This is consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan working with young people and young adults,” he said.
He revealed that participating in community efforts such as this one, often creates opportunities for residents to provide police officers with tips to assist them in their investigations.