May 14, 2012
CE'CILE PART OF US VIRGIN ISLANDS HUMANITARIAN EFFORT
Reggae/dancehall artiste Ce'Cile can now add humanitarian to her résumé.
The artiste recently participated in the Women Wise Conference in the US Virgin Islands. The aim of the conference was to provide young women in the territory with positive role models and outlets to share their concerns.
Ce'Cile was one of the panellists at the conference, which also included Virgin Island (VI) recording artiste Mada Nile, Deputy Marshall Ann-Marie Wong, VI author Marcy Heist and Caribbean Education Initiative (CEI) President Nicole Hutchins.
The 1st Annual Women Wise Conference was held at Charlotte Amalie High School in St Thomas, and at the St Croix Educational Complex.
The event is the brainchild of CEI vice-president and radio personality Rashidi 'Rash on the Radio' Clenance.
CEI was founded by NBA star Tim Duncan and is a non-profit organisation aimed at improving education opportunities for people in the Virgin Islands and also the Caribbean.
According to Ce'Cile, "I was very happy to be a part of Women Wise as I understand the need for persons seen as role models to help send positive messages to young women, and I'm aware that music doesn't necessarily do that," she told THE STAR.
Panel discussions included topics on health and wellness, positive body image, conflict resolution, building a future and community resources.
Ce'Cile also plans to focus her humanitarian efforts in Jamaica.
Source: THE STAR