Vernesta Isidore

Country representing

Saint Lucia

Languages

English
Creole

Education

  • University of the West Indies open campus, saint Lucia (not completed) part time.
  • A Levels at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (History, Sociology and Literature. CXC in 7 subjects. Bachelors in Social work which is not complete.
  • Information Technology. BILD programme (lead Trainer). Conflict Resolution training.

Current organisation

Dennery North Constituency Council

Current role

Administrative Assistant

Skills and Expertise

Event planning

Areas of interest

Peace and Conflict

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Your response to this question will be viewable on your One Young World profile. My passion lies within the field of Youth Development. I firmly believe that our youth are our future leaders of tomorrow and therefore we should invest in our youth social and educational well being to prepare them for the road ahead. I engage with Youth throughout the region because I am part of may organisations. I an currently the Public Relation Officer of the National Youth Council (NYC) which serves as an umbrella body for all youth organisations in Saint Lucia. I love Public Speaking and is well known for this skill of mine and what better to represent young people? As the PRO of the National Youth Council, i am responsible for press releases which i enjoy being the voice and mouth piece of the youth. It is my responsibility to ensure that this organisation holds a prestige image and good relationship with all media houses. It has always been my dream to serve on such organisation as i always enjoyed youth work. Also, i am also the General Secretary of the Mabouya Valley Youth and Sports Council which serves as an umbrella body for all Youth and Sports Club in the District where I am from. As the General Secretary i handle all administrative work of the Council. I also serve on the Youth Committee of the Council where I assist in all Youth orientated initiative. I am always passionate about creating change in the place where i am from. Moreover, i am the Vice President of the Aux-Lyons United Sports Club where along with president oversees all sporting and fundraising events. This club serves as the pillar of the community as we use sporting activities create peace and unity. Its a great pleasure working in my community where i was raised. In conclusion, i work with young persons, in my community, district and country at large which i always envision. Its takes a lot of hard work and determination but i will continue to reap rewards.

Actions

Your response to this question will be viewable on your One Young World Profile I have created positive changes in my community and country at large. I initiated a Cleanup Campaign in my district during last Year which was very effective in combating the dengue fever and chikungunyia epidemic. These epidemics were taking up a toll on persons lives withing the communities due to the cleaning habits and therefore persons were advice to remove all bulky waste at and near their homes which can breed mosquitoes. The Ministry of Health and Solid Waste Management was on board with me and it took us three days passing from community to community to remove waste at people's homes and sensitize them about the diseases. There has been a major decrease in infected persons from this campaign and it is a practice i have planned to continue every six months. Also, in my community I have taken up the leading role in doing fundraising activities like football and cricket Rama to ensure that the club is always up and running since it serves as a pillar for the community. The community is forever active since the club is well functioning. At a national level, I am a youth parliamentarian and debator where we discuss the issues that affects us youth and possible solutions that can be initiated to the Government. It is appalling that our suggestions are taken into consideration. Youth Parliament educate young people about the challenges they face and ways in which they can overcome these challenges. Many persons look forward to Youth Parliament every year since we speak on behalf of youth. Moreover, I have been part of many programmes to name a few; St Lucia Leader's Summit Camp, BILD programme, Fun and Sports Day, Ecumenical Service, etc. I donate my time to whatever organisation that needs it as long as it is in the best interest of young people.