Ins & Outs of SVG 2019

One Hub member shares a few of the many rewards the group has come to cherish: “...being a part of such beautiful transformations in young people, seeing their self- esteem skyrocket, and making their big life changes for the better.”

both Shakera Hazell, a single mother of two, and Estar Mars, were offered the chance to evolve a story Shakera composed, a heartfelt, personal tale of triumph over harsh treatment and social judgment, into a working script. From script followed film adaptation and My Life, You Ask? received the first place award for best screenplay and best film in 2017’s Caribbean Youth Film Festival. The Hub’s core members, Danielle Collinson, Bec Horner, Jessica Jaja, Waizero Johnson, Rinaldo Ollivierre, and Colin Peters produce Bequia’s annual ‘Positive Vibes’ festival in December, now in its 4th year, kicking off the winter season with a fun cornucopia of art, live music, and fashion. The family-focused entertainment, featuring local specialty food, is the celebratory culmination of The Hub’s concerted, community efforts. A Hub participant and volunteer, Jessica King, who’s currently attending college in Trinidad, is already eager for more involvement upon her return. “The Hub is an extraordinary group,” she says. “I was able to contribute to my island, which I love dearly. With certainty, these opportunities have allowed me to grow in a positive direction.”

*To participate, contribute or donate to The Hub, a not-for- profit organization, please contact or call (784) 527-3388.

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