New York-based Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc. will host the “Let Girls Rock” virtual Fundraising Concert on January 2 at 17:00hrs to launch and raise funds for the Young Women Leaders Fund-GY. The mission of this fund is to inspire leadership through mentorship and help to combat technology-related issues affecting girls in Guyana. The concert, which will be hosted by Award Winning Multimedia Journalist and Caribbean Correspondent, Melissa Noel, will feature an all-female lineup of Guyanese artists located across the globe, including Maiko Munroe – Canada; Olivia K – USA; Omaje – Guyana; McKenzie Diamond – USA; Maritza Lord – USA; Timeka Marshall – Guyana; Rkhty – USA; Kira Divine – USA; Empress Petra – USA, and Shamain Greaves – USA. The event is being produced through GGRF’s partnership with the RDE Pros Production Company, the Word On The Street Show and Guyanese Girls Rock! Empowerment Blog. The concert will be hosted via a virtual Facebook live stream.
The media representative of the group, Tracey Khan stressed on the importance and the purpose behind the fund. Tracey explained that; “The Young Women Leaders Fund-GY will be used to provide leadership development support for underprivileged high school girls and help to defray the cost of technology-related expenses for girls who are pursuing advanced studies by supplying them laptop computer, iPads, and access to internet connectivity”. “Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated empowering young women to create their own paths to success by encouraging excellence and cultivating an environment where girls feel encouraged and supported to contribute to their communities and the world,” said Cloyette Harris-Stoute. She is the founder and also currently the CEO of Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc.
The Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation was initially founded three years ago and from then to now, they have played a major role in transforming the lives of high school girls. Launched in October 2017, GGRF’s mission is to harness the power of leadership to ignite inspiration among high schoolgirls through its Young Women’s Leaders Academy (YWLA). They do so with the help of the Guyanese community in New York through the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) Mentoring and Scholarship Programmes. To date, the organisation has awarded scholarships to six college-bound graduates of the programme. Based in Queens, New York;
One can learn more about Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc. and the Young Women Leadership Academy (YWLA) by visiting their online website; www.guyanesegirlsrock.org