Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2021. 9:47 am CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Saint John’s College is holding a prayer service for third-form student, Dwayne Gabourel, who was shot to death in Belize City over the past weekend.
SJC said the school is praying for an end to gun violence in our nation.
The SJC Prayer Service for Dwayne Gabourel begins at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.
Persons interested may join the service on the SJC Facebook page.
SJC also set up an altar where people have been putting items in honor of Gabourel.
“Thank you for the overwhelming support! The altar will be there throughout the week. You can still bring your items,” said SJC on Facebook.
SJC said that in the past months the school also mourned the tragic death of Sherane Cardenas, a student at the junior college. Cardenas, like Gabourel, said SJC, was a victim of the gun violence afflicting our communities.
“St. John’s College categorically condemns all acts of violence that are occurring in our country, especially those that affect our children. The pointless loss of innocent lives is the result of deeper societal issues that we must face and overcome as a country,” said an SJC press release on Wednesday.
“St. John’s College stands ready and willing to do its part to ensure that our children can grow, learn, and prosper in a country free from fear, discrimination, abuse, corruption, violence, and crime. We call on our alumni, parents, students, and fellow Belizeans to do their part for the future of our country.”