Big Up

February 15, 2006 at 11:03 am 5 comments

I often complain about work so today is going to be a positive post! I am currently involved in short listing young people who have applied to be part of a programme we are running. And we have had some amazing applicants. There really are some young people out there who are doing great things – they are working hard and making a difference in whatever way they can. Working in their communities, being peer educators, getting involved in big issues that affect them like HIV/AIDS and violence – they are making positive choices.

We frequently talk down our Jamaican young people, complaining about how indisciplined they are, how they won’t work hard etc. It’s true, there are young people like that. But I think that the majority are good people, doing what they can. And there are lots who are not just good, but are great.

So big up to our Jamaican young people today!


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cream  |  February 15, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    You are right! There are lots of great young people about! It’s just a question of making them believe it!

  • 2. Dr. D.  |  February 17, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    Good that you interfacing with some of the positive youngsters out there.

    Have a good weeeknd.

  • 3. solitaire  |  February 18, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    Nice to meet you! I found your blog via Campfyah’s.
    My parents are Jamaican, came to Canada, met and the rest is history. They gave birth to yours truly in Toronto and that’s the way it goes.

    I can type and chat patois real well, but look yah, mi nevah did meet one white Jamaican, ever! :o) Mi wan’ read yuh patois, mi dear!

    Walk good!

  • 4. Scratchie  |  February 18, 2006 at 7:37 pm

    hey KG there aresome positive young people out there. We just have to keeplooking for them.

  • 5. Campfyah  |  February 19, 2006 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for stopping by the other day. We really need to give the younger ones out there our support. positive reinforcement does it all.


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I'm a twenty-something year old girl living in Kingston, Jamaica. These are some stories from my life.
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