#Providenciales, November 6, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – In a continuous effort to fostering gender equality, the Department of Gender Affairs within the Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture, Library and Social services, as part of the International Men’s Day 2019 celebration, will be embarking on a membership drive to revitalize the Turks and Caicos Islands Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, under the theme “Engaging Men and Boys; Recognizing the Excellence in HIM”
This will be done in collaboration with members of the 100 Black Men of America’s Atlanta, whose representative is scheduled to visit the Turks and Caicos on Monday, November 18th, 2019, to meet and sensitize NGO groups and public/private officials of the organisation’s aims and objectives.
As part of the revitalization efforts, the Department of Gender Affairs and the local 100 Black Men of America Chapter are seeking to recruit at least 100 men from across the length and breadth of Turks and Caicos Islands within the next two-weeks to be a part of this movement, as they resolve to make a difference in ensuring that the country’s young men and boys are inspired to make a difference and are effectively engaged in mentoring support that is urgently needed especially in our schools and our communities.
Now, more than ever, many boys and young men in the Turks and Caicos Islands are at risk and in need of guidance and mentorship. We are therefore appealing to all upstanding and outstanding men in the Turks and Caicos Islands to rise to the occasion, be a part of this organisation and assist in providing mentorship, meaningful and life-changing programmes and activities for the young men in our society. There are several men in the Turks and Caicos Islands who are capable of providing mentorship, so we want to bring them together under the umbrella of 100 Black Men of America and bring about significant transformation to the lives and future of our boys and young men.”
In observance of international Men’s day, the department will be hosting several activities, with the main event, in the form of a Men’s Conference, scheduled to be held on November 19, at the Airport Inn Conference room. The event will commence at 6:00pm. Guest speaker for this occasion is Mr. Thomas W. Dortch Jr. Chairman, 100 Black Men of America Inc.
The 100 Black Men of America was established to empower underprivileged young men and boys throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. As with other Chapters this organization is built on four pillars, which are described as “Four for the Future: Education, Mentoring, Health and Wellness and Economic Development”.
Mentoring – is the cornerstone of what the organization brings to the community by guiding youth in life experience, fostering a positive self-perception and self-respect, encourage excellence in education, and the pursuit of post of positive life-ling goals. Globally chapters are engaged in innovative mentoring programs that serve the unique needs in their local communities.
Education – Program deliver support services, which help youth, achieve their educational goals.
Health & Wellness: is a vital component of a thriving community. The 100 black men team up with other non-profit organizations to promote preventative health strategies, deliver screening and provide education on prevalent African American diseases.
Economic Development: Programs are comprehensive that includes educational workshop presented in our national and fall leader conferences. These sessions provide information that enhances and encourages business and employment opportunities.
REGISTRATION begins TODAY.
You can register at any of the following;
Department of Gender Affairs in Grand Turk – 1 (649) 338 -2681
Providenciales – 1 (649) 338-4004
District Commissioners Office in the family Islands.
Registration ends on November 19th, 2019.
We can change lives. Let us get involved for the cause and go beyond our limits as we are called, equipped, connected and ready for change.
REGISTER TODAY and DONT be late.