Road tour: ‘We Inspire Girls to Be Strong Women’
The Cortia Bingham-led We Inspire Agency kicked-started the ‘We Inspire Girls To Be Strong Women’ school tour in St James last week Tuesday.
With a group of dedicated sponsors which included the Jamaica Observer, Lasco Lasoy, i-Cool, Foska Oats, ARRC Media, Iprint, BluePrint, Elle & Vire, Ari Skin Care, Well-Teen and Curves in tow, the ‘We Inspire Girls to Be Strong Women’ team journeyed to their first stop, Mount Alvernia High School, in the resort city of Montego Bay.
Being the alma mater of the We Inspire Agency’s founder, the home of “the girls in white” had to be the first stop.
The Mount Alvernia students received words of inspiration, and valuable life lessons from guest speakers, Joy Clark, head of Digicel Business (Western), Yendi Phillips, Miss Universe 2010 first runner-up, and TV personality, Dr Claudine Lewis, and Diahann Gordon-Harrison, Children’s Advocate.
Day two was spent at the St James High School, also in Montego Bay, where the ‘We Inspire Girls To Be Strong Women’ tour continued with an even stronger message as the group celebrated International Women’s Day with emphasis on this year’s theme, “Be Bold For Change”, under the auspices of Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis and Councillor Richard Vernon.
On both days the students were feted by the sponsors who provided product samples and tips to use these products to nourish their bodies and maintain proper hygiene.
There were also giveaways as the group encouraged students to share with them what they learned during the sessions with poise and confidence.
Over the next two months the We Inspire Girls To Be Strong Women school tour will visit at least 13 other schools across the island with a slew of powerful speakers.
The Jamaica Observer West brings you highlights of the opening tours in Montego Bay.