This segment is called 'Meet The Interns'... Yes that's right, we said it... How exciting is this?
We are super proud to present to the world our new interns for 2017. We can NOT wait to impart wisdom on to them, and in turn learn from them also.
We are truly living out our mandate with this new venture; developing opportunities WITH AND FOR GIRLS... special mention to our amazing supporter, Stars Foundation.
You'll be hearing and seeing more from them as the year goes by... but until then, check out a brief bio of each of the inaugural cohort of interns for 2017.
Ashlee Forde at 21 years of age is a 2016 graduate of the University of the West Indies where she attained a degree in Political Science with Gender and Development Studies (Hons). She is an enthusiastic and driven person, who believes that the true value of life is not only the advancement of oneself exclusively, but collectively with that of the community. As such, she sees an Internship with I Am A Girl Barbados as a excellent opportunity to not only build and improve her skills and experiences through the various tasks, but also to be a part of a community of like minded people focused on the empowerment of young girls.
Gabrielle Bailey at the age of 20 is a final year student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (Special) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. She is an avid reader, who truly believes in the good in people, and is best described as passionate, determined and opinionated. Her various pursuits have moulded her in to a budding Gender Rights Activist, who loves the arts and is keen to join the helping professions. Intent upon continuously associating herself with progressive and positive persons, she is extremely proud to be one of the I Am A Girl Barbados Interns for 2017 for several reasons. Aside from the new sisterhood, which it will bless her with, it is an opportunity to learn, share and grow, whilst continuing to play an active role in the development of this nation's young women. The work the organisation does is of high importance to her, and she believes she is a better person since having been involved from 2014.
Keishan Moore is an 18 year old student of The Lodge School, who hopes to one day pursue her career as a Child Psychologist, after experiencing the Tourism Industry. She is bubbly, friendly, loves bright smiles and has a passion for singing. Keishan likes 'seeing change' both in others and self, and hopes to fulfil the I Am A Girl Barbados Philosophy 'Reach One, Teach One', through the process of interning with us. Her aim is to learn more about mentorship, youth development, and creating impact in other's life, where possible, as she would have been impacted through being a mentee with us since 2016.
Lee-ann Martindale is a 17 year old, currently pursuing an Associate Degree as a student at Barbados Community College, in Biology, Environmental Science and Mathematics. She is very energetic, full of love, eager to learn, optimistic, hardworking, trustworthy and reliable. Outside of studying she loves to play rugby and dance. Lee-ann says she is happy to intern at I Am A Girl Barbados because aside from being like a family for her, through her first hand experience as mentee in the Flagship Programme, Generation Y, she loves their work, and everything they stand for.
Jahnelle Zoë Teague is a 20 year old CARICOM woman born in the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda. She is currently studying Law at the University of the West Indies, and intends to pursue a life in Human Rights Advocacy and Activism. Being a UWISTAT Vice Chancellors Senior Ambassador she believes in the importance of service above self. As a young woman passionate about social issues, particularly those affecting women and girls, and regional integration, she is extremely proud to be an intern of I Am A Girl Barbados, and to be apart of a like minded movement. She hopes that she can make a positive impact on this organisation, females in Barbados and the wider Caribbean.