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First-ever youth forum held in St John’s Rural East

Editorial Staff

Jan 9, 2023

Maria Bird Browne, the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party’s candidate for St Johns Rural East and incumbent Parliamentary Representative, had held what is being hailed by many young people, as a successful youth forum

Young adults between the ages of 16 and 35 are providing positive feedback to the first Youth Empowerment Forum hosted over the weekend by Bird-Browne.

The main objective of the all-day forum was to encourage the participants to take control of their own lives and create positive changes in their communities while developing the skills necessary for them to make the transition from adolescence into adulthood.

They were also exposed to several topics covering the processes and requirements for purchasing land in Antigua and Barbuda, Educational Opportunities, wealth management, the concept of an Antiguan and Barbudan entrepreneur, career preparation tips, the importance of mental and physical wellness, and many more essential life topics.

One of the participants Maleyny Dessi, said that the forum was very informative and empowering as she gained a lot of information that she didn’t know before attending overall she found the forum life-changing.

President of the SJRE Youth Group and one organizer of the forum Imani Sinclair said that this is the first of many of its kind to come under the leadership of Browne.

Sinclair also thanked her team for working above and beyond to ensure that the forum was a success.

During the forum, Sinclair also presented Browne with an award to thank her for her outstanding and dedicated service to the youths of St John’s Rural East.

Over 65 youth participated in the forum that was held at the John E St. Luce Finance and Conference Center.

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