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Students benefit from leadership building on Necker Island

Students at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) recently benefited from a leadership building initiative on Necker Islands, owned by the British Billionaire, Sir Richard C. Branson. Photo: Provided
NECKER ISLAND, VI – Students at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) recently benefited from a leadership building initiative on Necker Island, owned by the British Billionaire, Sir Richard C. Branson.

Necker Island, known for its exclusivity and high-end luxury accommodations is known to hosts several charitable and inspirational events which included the Courageous Conversations Leadership Gathering.

Global Speakers

This one-day conference featured guest speakers from around the world, discussing highly topical social and ethical issues where Four HLSCC students, Marika Potter and Ibrahim Maduro from the Paraquita Bay campus and Anika Christopher and Azaree George from the Virgin Gorda Centre were afforded the opportunity to attend the gathering and represent the college.

According to a release on the initiative, Student Government Association treasurer, Anika Christopher, participated in a panel discussion that included Mrs Arndrea Waters King, wife of global human rights activist, Martin Luther King III, to speak on her goals, aspirations and her plans towards making her dreams a reality.

Be Courageous – Mrs King 

Mrs King advised the students that “courage is not the absence of fear, but to have fear and have the courage to deal with it anyway.” Van Jones, the popular news commentator and host for CNN, presented on changing hearts, minds, and policy.

He is the co-founder of several non-profit organisations including the Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator” that operates three advocacy initiatives.

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