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Safiyya Sarkin in Partnership with Keturah Hamilton Delivering School Supplies to Underprivileged Children in Jamaica.
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Keturah Hamilton in Partner with Women Beyond Survival Bring the Gift of Education by Providing School Supplies to Schools in Southern Jamaica
New-York-(July 25, 2013)- MsMedia PR - Keturah Hamilton Jamaican born US based model in partnership with Safiyya Sarkin, president and founder of Women Beyond Survival (a 501c3 non profit organization) will be embarking on a voluntary mission in Jamaica beginning on August 19-21, 2013. They will be donating much needed school supplies, age appropriate books and stationery to students of the Alexander Basic School, Porus High School and Rest Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon to ease the burden of their parents in this back-to-school period.
Safiyya (Marcia) Sarkin-Women Beyond Survival: As the Executive Director and Founder of WBS. She is known globally as "the Voice of the Voiceless." She speaks for the rights of those who cannot, due to fear of reprisals. She fights for the rights of others especially the most marginalized, the women and the children. Safiyya recognizes that girls/women play vital roles as caregivers, laborers, activists, abuse, and gender discrimination that such injustice prevents girls from obtaining the deserved respect and being able to fulfill their potential as active members of society. www.womenbeyondsurvival.org
Keturah Hamilton: Jamaica born model/actress and entrepreneur with a very big heart. She has graced the screen with her beauty in numerous TV shows in the USA like BET's Rip The Runway, films and music videos with artist such as Beenie Man, Akon, Mary J Blige,Lady Saw, Sean Paul, Frankie J and Baby Bash to name a few. Keturah has landed major advertisement campaigns including one with music heavy weight 50 Cent and Puffy Daddy. Currently she is working on her reality show "Diamonds in the Rough" Now her main focus is " The Keturah Hamilton Foundation" (KHF) through which she plans to continue to give back to children in efforts to make education a part of their lives.
Companies that have come aboard and have donated to Keturah Hamilton and WBS in support of the back -to-school project are Juici Patties, Coldfield Manufacturing Limited and Colgate Palmolive.
It is precisely the mission of supporting the growth of education that has made this team go beyond the extreme, and in their efforts with partnering organizations they will also join in aim to build a library called the Keturah Hamilton library and an orphanage in one of these needy communities. This is a way we can show these students that with focus, determination, and the proper education they can build a better Jamaica. Safiyya /WBS and Keturah/ KHF will be going to Chad in Africa in the near future to do capacity building, treatment and care, for HIV/ Aids in conflict settings.
Rest Primary and Junior High School students waiting anxiously for their school supplies that WBS and Keturah Hamilton have donated. Juici Patties supplied the food and drink to the children, volunteers, teachers, staff members, video crew as well as us.
We want to thank other sponsors that have helped us to get to Jamaica and to purchase supplies: JEFFERY RANKIN, DAVID PARKER, COLGATE PALMOLIVE, ADRIATIC PLUMBLIMG, KAYANA ROBINSON, VERONIQUE OMEALY, PAULA SHAW, FEEDING THE 5000 and all the other volunteers and contributors, including ANITA SOTO, MADONNA WILLIAMS and all the staff, the students and volunteers from ALEXANDER BASIC SCHOOL.
Safiyya Sarkin, President and Founder of Women Beyond Survival, spoke to 5th and 6th graders on gender equality, a human right from an Islamic perspective and the impact it has in these children.