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Launch of the Emerging
Global Leader of Barbados
The Emerging Global Leaders
of Barbados held their launch at Combermere School Hall in October
guest included left to right:Christa Soleyn, Je-Meila Maloney,
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport,
Lionel Weekes, Alexandra School principal Mr. Jeffrey Broomes
the EGLB Facilitator, Mr Craig Wright from York University
and Pastor Dale Haynes.
|Pastor Dale Haynes, opened the
programme at the launch of the Emerging Global Leaders of Barbados,
said he wanted the youngsters to create more than an impression;
he wanted them to make an imprint. "Make your mark
and your mark
will make you. Have extraordinary vision, face leadership squarely
and create a presence" he reminded us where ultimate
leadership comes from - the Divine."Teach me God so I have
wisdom to share" James 1:5
Both Ms. Je-Meila Maloney and Ms. Christa Soleyn addressed
the gathering. "We believe young people can creatively shape
a better tomorrow as stated in our motto 'empowering today’s
youth to creatively shape a better tomorrow' We hope to act
as a support group for all young people and to show Barbados and the
rest of the world that here we have a group of passionate, energetic
young people who can and will make a difference." said Ms Soleyn
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Pearsor Bowen from CBC pledged
his support to giving EGLB exposure and was encouraged as
the youth expressed themselves positively.
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The Emerging Global Leaders Program (EGLP) is an
award-winning leadership retreat that gives students the chance
to gain skills and work towards goals in building their global awareness
and leadership capabilities.
Ms. Soleyn and Ms. Maloney said they were inspired
to form the organisation after attending an Emerging Global Leaders’
Programme at York University in Canada, where they learned about
leadership and the role that young people could play in their society.
They also said the group would like to play a part
in the implementation of students’ councils in all secondary
schools. “I believe that students’ councils can mend
the broken relationship between teachers and students,“ Ms.
Maloney opined. <
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Alexandra School principal Mr.Jeffrey
Broomes, the Facilitator of the movement, said children had
been afforded excellent opportunities by going to the University
of York and they not only demonstrated leadership in academics
but several other areas.
||He congratulated EGLB for choosing
a bright, dynamic leader as the President - Ja-Meila Malony.
|He said the programme's launch
and Prefects Week clashed and there should be some thought given
to merging the two.
"A student leadership week would be more in order. Focus
on the sound application of what is learnt on the school compound
and how to shape and define what is offered in the community
in which we live and operate," said Broomes.
The Global Village must be your stage - your dreams
and thoughts must go beyond what you can see. Issues like poverty,
HIV AIDS etc must attract your attention. You will bring a freshness
and creativity to these issues.
|| Mr. Craig Wright, coordinator international
student programs said "Given the Caribbean diaspora in
Toronto and our existing relationships with local diplomats
who could help facilitate this project, Barbados was a perfect
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The Emerging Global Leaders
Program International (EGLP) is a chance for high school students
from the Caribbean to enhance their leadership and professional
skills in a two-day retreat full of workshops, team-building
activities and presentations from leaders in a variety of
fields.The first international version
of the EGLP took place in Barbados in October, 2004.
The retreat, which was run for York University students
for the last five years, facilitated a dialogue/interaction between
students. It was designed to “allow students time to reflect on
the changing contexts, concepts and challenges of leadership in
a global world”. According to a Ministry of Education Official,
“students were given an opportunity to discuss the changing contexts
of global leadership, the challenges of cross-cultural communication
and understanding, and explore essential skills for successful leadership
in the international context”.
|Craig Wright of York said the university
was looking to expand the programme further. He said 18 schools
in Barbados and Jamaica participated this year. The program
had extended into St Kitts and even Haiti was on the horizon.
The Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport, Lionel Weekes gave the
Feature Address and confirmed that this country is in good
He pledged the support of the government to
assist in the plans and projects of the EGLB and informed
them that "the government's door is open"
|He called on the young men to come
forward and join service clubs and other organisations, not
only to help their children but the nation as a whole.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth
Affairs and Sport, Lionel Weekes told the young leaders they were
to build the social capital of this country. He encouraged them
to read the National Strategic Plan For Barbados 2006 To 2025 and
their feedback on the document.
|Specially invited guest included
the team from United Caribbean Trust who included Paulette Scantelbury,
Early Childhood Coordinator. Jenny Tryhane the founder and Pastor
Jean Gerald Lafleur the Haiti representative.
|The team from the Office on the
Advisor on Poverty Eradication included, Denie Tannis the Programme
Co-Ordinator, the Honorable Hamilton Lashley and Mr. David McDonald
and officials were treated to entertainment by the Alexandra
School Drama Group and Shanice Small of Deighton Griffith
Secondary, who ministered the Word in song.
|Pastor Dale Haynes officially launched
the EGLB and following a vote of thanks refreshments were offered
outside under the tent on the playing field of Combermere School.
|A special thanks and congratulations
to the Principal of Combermere for hosting a very successful
Thanks also to Scotiabank who sponsored the Emerging
Global Leaders of the Caribbean program for 2006. Its financial
support enabled York to add more sessions to the program and host
evening receptions in each country to give participants a chance
to interact with business, community and education representatives.
The EGLP sessions focus on goal-setting and other keys to success.
They are led by professionals and experts from business, academia,
government and the private sector.
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