Press Release Kiwanis
Every year, more than 550,000 members of Kiwanis clubs around the world participate in a day of service, Kiwanis One Day, to show the world the impact the Kiwanis family makes every day.
In 2019, Kiwanis One Day was observed on October 26. The Kiwanis Club of Kralendijk Bonaire chose the Alejandro Nicolaas park in Nort’i Saliña, after a member of the club saw that it needed some attention and maintenance. There was a lot of overgrown grass and weeds, broken glass and the playground equipment needed repairs. Even in that state the kids were trying to use the park and swings.
The members of the club spent last Saturday weeding, shoveling, raking, pruning and painting in Nort’i Saliña. It was nice to see that some neighbors of the park and some kids spontaneously decided to help.
Together with the volunteers from the neighborhood and family members, the Kiwanis Club of Kralendijk Bonaire provided the park and playground with a much-needed facelift. The kids were so excited that they started playing immediately, swinging and climbing in the tree.
Kiwanis Club of Kralendijk Bonaire intends to help with the upkeep of the park to ensure that the kids can have a safe space to play with their friends.
Kiwanis Club of Kralendijk Bonaire would like to thank Selibon for the waste container, Krioyo Paint for paint and supplies provided, Skyview, Ms. Martina Martilla of Stichting Maskarada, the Dorothea-Cruz family, Mrs. Clorinda Bernabela, and our own family members who in one way or other helped to make this project a success.