Heavenly Light tackles discrimination in weekend youth conference

Wrong perceptions about young people can prevent them from achieving their full potential.  Having realized this, the youth department of the Heavenly Light World Outreach Department will be hosting a special conference under the theme “Don’t Judge Me, You Don’t Know Me”.

Next weekend, the youth group known as EDGE will be hosting its annual youth conference.  The first session begins at Friday at 6:30 pm, at the church building located at 150 Cooper Street, Albouystown. From 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, there will be a second session, including a question and answer segment. The speakers include Vivian Duncan and Jemma Duncan from Trinidad and Tobago and Guyanese Mario Durant.

On the Saturday evening at the same location, there will be a grand concert featuring both international and local artistes. Slated to perform are South African Zulu Gospel singer Musa Njoko, Jamaican artiste, St Matthew, Trinidad and Tobago singer and dancer Baby ‘C’ and his country man Jadee. Several leading gospel artistes such as Solid Youth, Kester D, Radikal 1 among others are slated to perform. The fee for the conference is $500, while the entrance fee for the concert is $1,000. Persons attending both the conference and the concert will only have to pay $1000.

HIV Awareness

Meanwhile, on Sunday, EDGE, in association with the Caribbean Youth Network and UNICEF Barbados will be hosting a special forum on HIV/AIDS. The forum titled “Don’t Judge me” takes a personal look into the lives of people living with HIV and will feature Musa Njoko.  Njoko, who has tested positive for HIV, is a spokesperson on the disease. This event will be held at the Diplomat Centre on East and Church Streets and admission is free.

Njoko is scheduled to host a second forum at the Heavenly Light World Outreach Fellowship on the following day at 5 pm. The theme for this session is HIV Stigma and Discrimination and there is no charge for admission.

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