Ms. Leslie-Ann Henry, Messrs. Jarell Peters, Niquan Antoine and Josh Joyce, joint recipients of the 2017 Halo Hero Humanitarian Award for humanitarian services.
On April 27, 2017, four students of the Ottos Comprehensive School (OCS) warmed the hearts of the nation when their act of kindness to an elderly lady in the Ovals area, was brought to the attention of the public.
The four students including a female and three males, namely Leslie-Ann Henry, Josh Joyce, Niquan Antoine and Jarell Peters were walking home from school when they observed an elderly woman lying on the side of the road. The students sprang into action quickly, lifting the elderly lady and assisting her to the safety of her home.
The response to this act of kindness was significant with thousands responded positively on social media. The students were also recognized and presented with gifts by officials, administrators and staff of the ministry with responsibility for education and the Ottos Comprehensive School respectively. According to Director of Education Clare Browne, the philanthropic display by the four young people captured the heart of the nation and is deserving of the highest ovation from the ministry since it was rare to see this kind of compassion among young people. The Principal of the Ottos Comprehensive School, Mr. Foster Roberts also expressed his delight with the students’ act of kindness and shared that it provided a positive view of a school that was often perceived with negative publicity
Admittedly, the students shared that they had questions and concerns, but they were so overwhelmed with the need to assist the elderly lady that the doubts dissipated quickly, enabling them to help the senior system who could easily have been their mother, grandmother or close relative. Leslie-Ann, Josh, Niquan and Jarell are the first to admit that are elated with the unexpected positive response to their actions, since it had never crossed their minds to do so for public applause.
Ms. Leslie-Ann Henry, Messrs. Jarell Peters, Niquan Antoine and Josh Joyce to be joint recipients of the 2017 Halo Hero Humanitarian Award for humanitarian services.