St Kitts and Nevis: The fifth form female student body of Saddlers Secondary School (SSS), on March 24, 2022, participated in the Women Empowering Girls Speed Mentoring Program, organized on the school compound.
Attorney and one of three founding members of Women Empowering Girls – Angelina Gracie-Soucobob, stated that the aim of this initiative is to raise awareness among young women and girls to break all the barriers in the professional and co-operate world. It would also impart knowledge and empower young women.
She further stated that it was a humble and gratifying experience to have an interaction with the young ladies at the SSS.
Jenelle Lake further exclaimed that as a woman, she feels a responsibility to pave the way for the women behind her, and there couldn’t be a better opportunity than today. “It was so inspiring,” she mentioned.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture – Valencia Syder, shared her “amazing experience” and mentioned, “It is high time to guide young ladies to break the glass ceilings made by the society, based on gender. We are no longer living in a society in which women should deal with any of the limitations.”
While sharing the experience of participating in such an activity, one of the student representatives – T’Koya, stated, “It was a great experience today. We had a lucky chance to meet women from all around St Kitts and Nevis, engaged in Law, Accounting, Medicines, and many other professions.”
“We are glad to learn new tricks, such as how to study for our exams and how to prosper in life. I am grateful that the women have been giving insights into what to do in future endeavours.”
St Kitts and Nevis government has been working to empower the women of the Federation. However, Saddlers Secondary School was the second school to participate in this initiative.