Government Service Caribbean Netherlands RCN, in cooperation with local stakeholders will be hosting a back-to-school motivational programme for young girls in St. Eustatius and Saba, writes The Daily Herald.
The “Sister Talk” motivational sessions will be facilitated by former American Idol finalist Nadia Turner, who is also a former Statia Carnival Queen.
The mother of two, who is now a performing artiste in the United States, will be sharing personal life experiences about sex and sexuality, peer pressure, self-esteem, the importance of education and other topics young girls encounter on a day-to-day basis. Turner will be conducting workshops for two age groups, both in Statia and Saba. The workshops in Statia will be hosted by RCN in cooperation with Mega D Youth Foundation, Gwendoline van Putten School, Aloei Dancers and Daughters of the King.
Girls between ages 14 to 19 are welcome for a workshop at Statia Lodges at White Wall Thursday, August 13, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. A workshop for girls ages 10 to 13 will be held at Gwendoline van Putten School Friday, August 14, 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Registration for the interactive workshops is free of charge and closes August 7. Persons interested may contact Alida Francis at 318-4989 or Lena Courtar at 318-0084.
Turner will be conducting a workshop for girls ages 10 to 13 in Saba at Child Focus Saturday, August 15, 10:00am to 1:00pm and for girls ages 14 to 20 at the Fire Department in The Bottom, that same day from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.
The workshops in Saba are organised by RCN, in conjunction with the Public Entity Saba, Child Focus, Saba Girls and Boys Sports Society’s afterschool care and Body, Mind and Spirit Foundation.
Registration for the Saba workshops is open with Stacey Simmons, to register, call 416-2318, Elka Charles and Alida Francis at 416- 3578.