As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence November 25 to December 10, wife of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Patricia Minnis, of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, made a special visit to the Willie Mae Pratt Centre for Girls, December 1, 2020. During the one-hour visit, Mrs. Minnis gave the young ladies an inspiring pep talk, reassuring them that they can be whatever they want to be. She also encouraged the girls to believe in themselves, remain focused and strive to reach their goals.
Mrs. Minnis was accompanied by staff of the Office of the Spouse including Dr. Ann Higgins, Special Projects Manager, and Mavis Vanderpool, office administrator.
Also joining Mrs. Minnis were Mrs. Kim Moultrie, wife of the Hon. Halson Moultrie, Speaker of the House of Assembly; Mrs. Natasha Rahming, wife of His Excellency Reuben Rahming, High Commissioner to CARICOM and Mrs. Kathryn Campbell, wife of the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development.
Also present were: Monique Greenslade, Acting Superintendent; Sagina Pratt, Assistant Superintendent; Deidre Hepburn, Assistant Director, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development; Chadwick James, Superintendent, Simpson Penn Centre for Boys; Police Constable 4318 Brown; Inspector Pinder and Chief Superintendent Moxey.
Mrs. Minnis presented the ladies with care packages which included hygiene kits. In return, the ladies serenaded the audience with musical tributes and a liturgical performance.
In recognition of International Men’s Day, observed on November 19, 2020, the Office of the Spouse, in partnership with the International Men’s Day Organization, also presented care packages to Programme S.U.R.E. and the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys.
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