Posted on June 10 2013
One early Saturday morning just a few weeks ago I drove up and down the windy road from Rodney Bay to Marigot Bay to attend a Kids4Coral class sponsored by La Mer. I’d dragged my long lost cousin who now lives on another island and happened to be in St.Lucia at the time with me. Even though we’d spent the previous night into the wee hours of the morning catching up at Delerious a local hangout. Nothing a fresh litre of coconut water can’t fix.
I was too excited to see Sherqwan also affectionately called Boyo one of the star students of the class! I’d met Sherqwan about a month and a half before and was immediately taken with his zeal, love of the ocean and fearlessness. I was not suprised to find that his hand was perpetually in the air eager to answer questions about marine life and to also brag a bit about some of his dives. He’s about 8! Naturally he became my snorkel partner as we went exploring the mangroves of Marigot bay to identify some of the fish just lectured on. He’s definitely one child that I’m taking a keen interest in and look forward to catching up with the next time I go home.
Here’s to world’s ocean’s day this past June 8th, and to fostering a deep respect for the ocean by educating the youth about it’s importance.