Girls students at SSS participate in mentorship programme in St Kitts and Nevis

Angelina Gracie-Soucobob, Attorney and one of three founding members of Women Empowering Girls, has outlined the aim of the initiative. She stated that the main aim of the initiative is to match the young women who have broken the barriers in the professional corporate world of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis with the other young girls of the country from other different high schools.

Girls students at SSS participate in mentorship programme in St Kitts and Nevis
Girls students at SSS participate in mentorship programme in St Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis: The Saddlers Secondary School (SSS) have organized the Women Empowering Girl speed mentoring programme in which the fifth form female student body participated on Thursday, March 24, 2022. The programme was held at the compound of the school. 

Angelina Gracie-Soucobob, Attorney and one of three founding members of Women Empowering Girls, has outlined the aim of the initiative. She stated that the main aim of the initiative is to match the young women who have broken the barriers in the professional corporate world of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis with the other young girls of the country from other different high schools.

It is aimed to encourage young women and impart knowledge to them and empower the young ladies.

The mentors also showed their humbling and gratitude towards the interactions with the young ladies at the Saddlers Secondary School. 

She stated, “As a woman in the world, It is the responsibility of everyone to pave the way to another woman in their upliftment, and I believe the initiative that has occurred today could be a better opportunity to do that.” 

Further, Valencia Syder, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Culture, also stated the initiative as a wonderful experience where there are so many limitations placed on women as per what they could accomplish based on their gender. 

She further exclaimed that this initiative is a good way to encourage women in a society where women are expected to live under some sort of limitations.  

Student representative T’Koya Leader also expressed pleasure to participate in such an activity.

“Today, it was a great experience of mine to participate in the activity. Due to the programme, we have met different kinds of women as some of them in Law, some of them in Accounting and also some of them in Medicine. And from every woman, we have learned various new tricks on how to study for the exams and how to prosper in life”,  she noted. 

“I am very happy that the women came as they paved the way for the various future endeavors,” she added.