The Governor-General’s “I Believe” Initiative (IBI) is pulling out all the stops to encourage Jamaicans to believe in themselves. With the support of newly designated “I Believe” Ambassadors Yohan “The Beast” Blake, reggae superstar Patrick “Tony Rebel” Barrett and Love 101’s popular broadcaster Nadine Blair, ‘fixing what is wrong with Jamaica’ by using ‘what is right with Jamaica’ is becoming more of a reality.
Their ambassadorial roles were made official during a pinning ceremony held on May 1 at King’s House. His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen expressed his pleasure at the induction of these three personalities in the group of “I Believe” Ambassadors: “It evokes all sorts of positive emotions to have these three outstanding Jamaicans as mentors in the “I Believe” Initiative. Wherever they go and whatever they do, they will lift the IBI’s mantra. Yes! We can fix Jamaica. They, like so many others, are what is right with Jamaica.”
The Governor-General said that the new ambassadors exhibited many of the core values governing the IBI, such as self confidence and the belief that they can contribute to national transformation. He was certain that they would be excellent representatives of the programme.
Other influential and inspirational Jamaicans, including renowned chef and entrepreneur Levi Roots, author and researcher Glenford Smith, and international motivational coach and best-selling author Alvin Day, recently accepted invitations to represent the initiative.
Day’s collaboration led to the birth of county-based “I Believe I Can Fly” motivational seminars for awakening the hunger for positive change in the people of Jamaica.
The IBI Ambassadors now total 21, and include a cadre of young professionals who continue to willingly volunteer their time and talents in the activities pursued by the programme.
The “I Believe” Initiative focuses on three pillars: youth, family and education and operates on the mantra that “there is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by using what is right with Jamaica.”
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