Profiles for Child Ambassadors 2013
Ashlie Victoria White Barrett
Region 1 - Kingston & St. Andrew
Ashlie is 17 years old and attends the St. Andrew High School for Girls. She has interests in public speaking, drama and modeling and wants to pursue studies in Mass Communications and Law.
A graduate of Hampton High School in St. Elizabeth, Ashlie states that she was interested in the programme because she has a passion for children and strongly believes in their safety. She shared that she wants to see children are treated with the respect and love that they need, as “children are our future and they deserve the best”.
Ashlie was President of the Youth Group for the Lititz Moravian Church in St. Elizabeth for two (2) years, where she was responsible for engaging over thirty (30) children in various church activities to aid in their personal development.
She is described as having a bold and outgoing personality and is also dependable, hard-working, conscientious, honest and courteous.
Ms. Ashlie Barrett, OCR Child Ambassador for Region One – Kingston & St. Andrew.
Region 2 – St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas
Robyn is 15 years old and loves reading, singing, dancing, drama and debating.
Robyn states that she was interested in the Child Ambassadors Programme because she is “deeply troubled by the severity of some of the issues and the negative impact they have on young people” and wants to “help others in the fight against child abuse.” At the end of her contribution to the programme, Robyn wishes to see a decrease in neglect and an increase in the care and protection of children.
She is described as “a diligent, enthusiastic and industrious student” who is “an ambassador in her own right.” Ms. Robyn Boyd, OCR Child Ambassador for Region Two - St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas.
Region 3 – St. Ann and Trelawny
Saran is 17 years old and has interests in creativity, organizing and leadership.
A student of Westwood High School in Trelawny, Saran has held several positions including Student Councilor and Monitor. She was involved in the Red Cross for four years, and was President for two of those years; the Girl Guides for three years; the ISCF for four years and the Environmental Club for one year.
She was also involved in the Anglican Youth Fellowship for three years and also assisted in teaching at Vacation Bible School and Sunday School.
She states that she was interested in the Child Ambassadors programme because “it will allow her to become involved in educating all Jamaicans about child abuse and to talk out on behalf of those who are abused and don’t want to speak out.” At the end of her contribution to the programme, Saran wants to have educated everyone about the OCR’s role and about child abuse.
She is described as courteous, sensitive, pleasant and industrious.
Ms. Saran Wilson, OCR Child Ambassador for Region Three – St. Ann and Trelawny.
Moesha Shanique Allen
Region 4 –St. James, Hanover & Westmoreland
Moesha Allen is 15 years old and is interested in Public Speaking, Debating and Drama and wishes to pursue a career in Medicine.
A student of the Maud McLeod High school in Westmoreland, Moesha is the President of the Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) for three years and also the Acting Secretary for the Survival Youth Group, a group of young people working together to uplift members of their community. She was also a member of her church’s Youth Fellowship for five years.
Moesha states that she was interested in the programme because she is “tired of seeing my young brothers and sisters being abused and brutalized physically and emotionally … and strongly believes enough is enough.” At the end of her contribution to the programme, Moesha wants to see a decreased rate of child abuse.
She is described as dedicated, committed, outspoken, vibrant, determined and intelligent.
Ms. Moesha Allen, OCR Child Ambassador for Region Four – St. James, Hanover & Westmoreland.
Region 5 – Manchester and St. Elizabeth
Deandra Goss is 16 years old and loves reading and writing. She has a passion for working with children and wants to pursue a career in Social Work.
A student of Hampton High School in St. Elizabeth where she is currently a Sub-Prefect, and a past student of St. Andrew High, Deandra has been involved in community service for over four years. She has experience in helping children as her mother and most of her relatives are teachers and she provides assistance sometimes. She is also involved in ISCF, Tennis Club and Interact Club.
She states that she was interested in the Child Ambassadors programme because she “believes that protecting our children should be one of our main priorities as a nation and wants to help young people who are not empowered enough to speak up about child abuse.” At the end of her contribution to the programme, she wants “the feeling of knowing that she got involved in a cause that is worth it and that she has helped to make a difference.”
She is described as “competent, hardworking easy to get along with, focused and prompt”.
Ms. Deandra Goss, OCR Child Ambassador for Region Five - Manchester and St. Elizabeth.
Tasheka Rowana Nevers
Region 6 – St. Catherine and Clarendon
Tasheka Nevers is 16 years old and loves public speaking, dancing, listening to others and giving advice.
A student of Glenmuir High in Clarendon, she has been involved in the Speech Club and participated in the JCDC Speech Competition. She was also involved in Girl Guides and is currently a Ranger Guide and visits children’s homes and interacts with the children there. At church, she is the President of the Adventist Youth.
She states that she was interested in the Child Ambassadors Programme because she has a burning zeal for children and has been through a lot herself and would love the opportunity to help others break the silence with the help of the OCR. At the end of her contribution to the programme, she would like to see more children speaking out about child abuse.
She is described as courteous, dedicated, organized and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages.
Ms. Tasheka Nevers, OCR Child Amabssador for Region Six – St. Catherine and Clarendon.