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Belizean Girls Fly Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00


Sylvia said, “In the case of Belize, [Girls Fly] will be multiple one-day experiences for invited girls and women from the local community to have an experience that empowers them into believing in their dreams, to understand the power of their dreams and to celebrate them.” Primary school students from standards four to six will take part in rallies at the Belize Elementary School Auditorium. They will have the opportunity to listen to very powerful motivational speakers that are attached to Girls Fly. Sylvia has not revealed the list of speakers that will be present at the events as yet but Girls Fly has an impressive team of inspirational speaker. One motivational speaker associated with Girls Fly is Jessica Cox. Cox has appeared on numerous national talk shows in the United States. Her story is an incredible tale of perseverance. She is one of the few licensed female pilots in the world. Even more impressive is the fact that she has accomplished this goal despite being born without arms. Cox is one of the many motivational speakers attached to Girls Fly who is reaching out to girls and young women in an effort to convince them that they can achieve anything they put their minds to.

Sylvia is also a dynamic inspirational speaker. She is the owner of the largest revenue generating, minority-owned commercial real estate brokerage firm in Southern California. She said during the week of June 24th “we are going to start this first new cycle of generation of women and girls with eighth graders and that transition year from junior high into high school, where they are often lost and become confused in terms of their own value and bring before them women of influence and other youth of influence that can reassure them and reaffirm them to keep going and not to give up.”

Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow has given the Girls Fly initiative her full endorsement. She encouraged all girls from the upper level of primary school and those in primary school to attend. Furthermore, she challenged the women of Belize to play a bigger role in motivating our young women. Barrow said, “I think an important aspect is that they see in us what they can become because they have it right here in Belize, not just abroad. It's good to get people to come in from abroad and help motivate us but it's important to note we are our own inspirations. We need to look at each other and look at the good that each one of us can do, are doing and will be doing.”

Carol Babb, Deputy Chief Education Officer of Belize, is calling on the business community to support the initiative by providing refreshments for the participants.