‘Become agents of change’: Lady Allen charges young Jamaicans dream big

Wife of the Governor-General, Lady Allen (right), addressing students at Ardenne High School during the Kingston and St. Andrew Development and Homecoming Foundation’s Motivational Series. (Photo: Adrian Walker, JIS)

Wife of the Governor-General, Lady Allen, is encouraging young persons to be agents of change and speak out against unbecoming behaviours.

“Those of you in your schools who remain silent when you see wrong being done… have to speak up when you see something not being done correctly,” she said.

She was speaking during the Kingston and St. Andrew Development and Homecoming Foundation’s Motivational Series at Ardenne High School in St. Andrew on Tuesday (November 26).

Lady Allen encouraged the students to adopt wholesome values and attitudes, be empowered to become productive members of society and make a difference while contributing to national development.

Principal of Ardenne High School, Nadine Molloy, greets Lady Allen (right), on arrival at the institution on Tuesday (November 26) for the Kingston and St. Andrew Development and Homecoming Foundation’s Motivational Series. (Photo: Adrian Walker, JIS)

“Jamaica needs you. [The country] needs your kindness, your caring, your punctuality, [and] your honesty,” she said.

Lady Allen also invited the students to “dream big” and follow their instincts, while reminding them that they can and should aspire to be whatever they want to become.

The Motivational Series seeks to motivate and empower high-school students to pursue peace, excellence, discipline, ethical conduct, and responsible leadership, while cultivating a sense of commitment to the principles and responsibilities of becoming good and productive citizens of Jamaica.

Lady Allen (left), greets Head Girl of Ardenne High School, Rishkah Gibbore, on arrival at the institution on Tuesday (November 26) for the Kingston and St. Andrew Development and Homecoming Foundation’s Motivational Series. Looking on (from second left) are Ardenne’s Deputy Head Boy, Josh Pratt; and Deputy Head Girl, Cheniqua Morrison. (Photo: Adrian Walker, JIS)

Established in 2016, the Kingston and St. Andrew Development and Homecoming Foundation is charged with mobilising and channelling resources to help improve the quality of life of citizens in the Corporate Area.

— JIS