By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter
“The days of healing initiative is important because crime and violence is everybody’s problem,” said Marina Welcome, Faber’s Road community member co-hosting the latest installment of the activity.
Welcome, who runs the Jump Street Posse carnival band, said on Thursday that the Days of Healing at the Ajax Field is something the Faber’s Road community embraces because the residents all long for peace in the neighborhood.
The initiative now on its 23rd installment, is being supported by Restore Belize as well as private donors who have volunteered their time or services.
The event hosts numerous activities going on simultaneously, such as foot ball and basketball, along with child friendly activities such as yoga and face-painting.
Perry “Stix smith”, community activist who heads the initiative, emphasized that all food and refreshments are free; however there will be no alcoholic beverages served.
“Days of healing is all about bringing communities together for a fun filled day, to show the youths of these crime ridden neighborhoods that there is another way,” Smith emphasized.
The first Day of healing for 2015 was held in the George Street community where the initiative first began.