Self help foundation awards 18

The New Self Help Community
Foundation has again come through in assisting young Caymanians reach their
full potential.

Eighteen teenagers were awarded
certificates for their participation in a creative cultural writer’s
competition and photography workshop at the George Town Public Library last
week.

In addition to the certificate,
Jade Whittaker and Kirsten Ebanks each received $500 to assist with their
scholarship fund, and Lloyd Barker, first place winner in the competition
received a new laptop.

The workshop and competition in the
arts was designed to give teens an opportunity to learn photography skills led
by Caymanian professional photographer Patrick Broderick, among other skills.

“Our aim is to do whatever we can
to encourage young people to focus on creativity,” said the foundation’s chief
executive officer, JC Connor.

He also thanked Health Minister
Mark Scotland for sponsoring the event.

Photographer Broderick said he was
impressed with images taken by teens during the workshop and presented a short
slide show of their work.

 

The New Self Help Community
Foundation is a stakeholder in the National Youth Policy of the Cayman Islands
and plays a role in encouraging young people to participate in their
communities.
The workshop was a project within the foundation’s 2012 programme objectives.

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