The San Pedro Town Council carries as slogan on this drive: “Don’t Mess with San Pedrito”. UNICEF (United Nations International Children Education Fund), which has partnered very generously with the Town Council, carries its own slogan: “Fulfilling Every Child’s Right to Clean Water, Proper Sanitation and Hygiene Sanitation”.
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the San Pedrito Park, a warm and relevant ceremony was held to kick off the cleanup campaign of the San Pedrito Area. After the National Anthem and prayer by Pastor Clive Welsh, Emcee Mr. Angel Nuñez invited to the podium Mayor Daniel Guerrero for his opening remarks.
Mayor Daniel Guerrero stated that the Town Council’s goal is to have all low lying areas, such as San Mateo and San Pedrito, in a good standard of living. “We have invested thousands of dollars on the roads,” Stated Mayor Guerrero. “The Council is doing its part, now it is the responsibility of the residents to their part.”
UNICEF Representative Ms. Christine Norton
UNICEF Representative Ms. Christine Norton expressed how grateful she is to help San Pedro, especially the children. She stated that UNICEF is committed to helping improve the healthy lifestyle of the children and will be more than glad to assist the island during the clean up campaigns and more.
Education Officer Mrs. Miriam Codd reiterated the Ministry of Education’s commitment to continue supervising the overall progress of our nation’s children and urged the parents to join in this process. Also addressing the gathering was Ms. Tillett, Health Officer in San Pedro, who reminded everyone that good health is a primary concern and though others help us, ultimately it is each and every one’s responsibility to educate and lead our children in good hygiene.
Also addressing those in attendance was Ms. Heather Leslie, Registered Nurse and Community Volunteer Health Worker for UNICEF and island resident, Mr. Barrington Castillo, who expressed some of his concerns for the area. To end the ceremony, Councilor Kenrick Brackett, whose portfolio includes Waste Management and Sanitation, delivered the vote of thanks address.