Changing Here..

Taking part in International Development in Jamaica is a big deal for me, especially with the work pertaining to Human Rights.  I learned that there is over 32 Countries including Canada that have committed to supporting Jamaica, which is amazing. I find that the change is so hard to make because it deals a lot with changing peoples perspectives and opinions that are embedded in many from birth. Jamaica has really good services and great leaders who believe in the work that they do, but there’s a gap on who is willing to use these services, in fear of discrimination and stigma.

I’m really happy that I’ve had the chance to meet a lot of people and they felt comfortable enough to share their stories and we are able to relate on different levels. It’s really fulfilling to have a conversation with someone and know that you are walking away with knowledge about something you’ve never even considered or had to face but you made a connection and it was just as valuable to you as it was to them. These one on one conversations may seem miniscule on the scale of changing a country, but the change has to come from it’s people, and the people here are beautiful…

Shar-Dey

My name is Shar-Dey, I'm 23 years old, born and raised in Toronto. I belong to Lac Seul First Nation, and I am of Jamaican descent. I am the Resource Mobilization Assistant with Caribbean Vulnerable Communities in Jamaica.

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My name is Shar-Dey, I'm 23 years old, born and raised in Toronto. I belong to Lac Seul First Nation, and I am of Jamaican descent. I am the Resource Mobilization Assistant with Caribbean Vulnerable Communities in Jamaica.
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