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Acceptance, Celebration, Reward & Inspiration equal success

- “I am a Lady” workshop hits the mark for young girls from Tortola and Virgin Gorda schools
It was a day set aside for young women of the Virgin Islands (VI) school system to be inspired and motivated by those who were once their age and judging from their response and participation they were indeed motivated. Photo: VINO
Follow the Movement (FTM) President Mr Craig A. Lake (centre) said, “From the time we had the ok we didn’t have any butterflies about the event itself. We were sure that the event was going to be successful,” as he underscored the success of the day’s event. Photo: VINO
Follow the Movement (FTM) President Mr Craig A. Lake (centre) said, “From the time we had the ok we didn’t have any butterflies about the event itself. We were sure that the event was going to be successful,” as he underscored the success of the day’s event. Photo: VINO
Some of the young participants of the 'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
Some of the young participants of the 'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the 'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the 'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
LIME’s Kareem-Nelson Hull was celebrating his birthday as he also facilitated at the workshop. He did the topic “Don’t write how you speak”. But himself and General Manager of LIME BVI, Mr Sean Auguste added physical awards making the day even more exciting for the girls. Photo: VINO
LIME’s Kareem-Nelson Hull was celebrating his birthday as he also facilitated at the workshop. He did the topic “Don’t write how you speak”. But himself and General Manager of LIME BVI, Mr Sean Auguste added physical awards making the day even more exciting for the girls. Photo: VINO
Girls paying keen attention during the workshop entitled 'I am a Lady' held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
Girls paying keen attention during the workshop entitled 'I am a Lady' held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
More participants from yesterday's workshop. Photo: VINO
More participants from yesterday's workshop. Photo: VINO
The young lady who won Mr Kareem-Nelson Hull's birthday giveaway prize smart phone. Photo: VINO
The young lady who won Mr Kareem-Nelson Hull's birthday giveaway prize smart phone. Photo: VINO
Hon Myron V. Walwyn, Minister for Education and Culture speaking at the 'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
Hon Myron V. Walwyn, Minister for Education and Culture speaking at the 'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
Some of the facilitators of the workshop. Photo: VINO
Some of the facilitators of the workshop. Photo: VINO
This young lady danced and pranced and was thankful for the pulling of the name
This young lady danced and pranced and was thankful for the pulling of the name "Smith" as she was one of only two with that name. She won Mr Augeste's Smart Phone prize. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
The incentives continued when Guest Speaker Ms Kimberley Ritter of Safe Zone did her inspirational interactive presentation which saw another lucky girl walking away with a cash incentive. Photo: VINO
The incentives continued when Guest Speaker Ms Kimberley Ritter of Safe Zone did her inspirational interactive presentation which saw another lucky girl walking away with a cash incentive. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
Accepted was short of two other words to compete the description of the interaction with between the facilitators and the students, celebration, rewards. Photo: VINO
Accepted was short of two other words to compete the description of the interaction with between the facilitators and the students, celebration, rewards. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
Prisoner and presenter at the workshop Shanoviah Thomas hugging one of the students. Photo: VINO
Prisoner and presenter at the workshop Shanoviah Thomas hugging one of the students. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
'I am a Lady' workshop held on October 16, 2014 hosted by Follow the Movement. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a day set aside for young women of the Virgin Islands (VI) school system to be inspired and motivated by those who were once their age and judging from their response and participation they were indeed motivated.

But it was also noticeable that there were young women who have a passion for ‘Country’, the VI the place they call home.

This came to the fore at the time of the singing of the Territorial Song. Officials, organizers and others present were in awe at the show of loyalty when it came to the singing of the Territorial Song.

The organizers had it set that the recorded first stanza of the Territorial Song was sufficient for the official ceremony and via electronic device that stanza alone was played. But that was not sufficient for the girls. In perfect harmony as if rehearsed as a choir they continued the song ‘a Capella’.

This was just one of many shows of accomplishment for the Follow the Movement (FTM) President Mr Craig A. Lake who said, “From the time we had the ok we didn’t have any butterflies about the event itself. We were sure that the event was going to be successful.”

He said that the excitement started and was felt from the time they had the initial press conference announcing the seminar and introducing the facilitators. “Our speakers were locals… we decided to use them because as the end of the day as we said they live with us they are with us they are always among us and they were very, very accepted,” said Mr Lake.

Accepted was one of the words used to describe the interaction between the facilitators and the students. The other words were celebration and rewards.

LIME’s Kareem-Nelson Hull was celebrating his birthday as he also facilitated the workshop. He did the topic “Don’t write how you speak”. But himself and General Manager of LIME BVI, Mr Sean Auguste added physical awards making the day even more exciting for the girls.

While through the pulling of chits Mr Nelson gave a lucky student a brand new smartphone Mr Auguste upped the game with one of the company’s latest devices for another whose name was also pulled by facilitator Miss BVI 2014-2015 Ms Jaynene Jno-Lewis.

The incentives continued when Guest Speaker Ms Kimberley Ritter of Safe Zone did her inspirational interactive presentation which saw another lucky girl walking away with a cash incentive.

Mr Lake said that while he was thankful to the Ministry of Education for releasing the girls from classroom sessions for the day to attend the session he was also very grateful to the sponsors who made it all possible. As to what’s next for FTM Mr Lake said, “Look out for us for the boys on February 12 next year.”

4 Responses to “Acceptance, Celebration, Reward & Inspiration equal success”

  • vex (17/10/2014, 19:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope the ladies lean something
    • @ vex (18/10/2014, 08:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      me to hope the young ladies learn something and it was not just for adults to get their two mins on VINO
  • Pool Has no water (18/10/2014, 08:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope the young ladies were told slavery cripple the opportunity for economic growth and social development in the caribben
  • Wonderful (19/10/2014, 16:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's really nice of them to host the seminar for the girls I hope they learned something


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