This past Saturday, in Montego Bay Jamaica, we managed to gather about 1,000 youth for the Shoulda Been Dead event. So far we have done the event in many places, including 5 other countries, and it has always been well received.
But here in Jamaica was a bit different. As in other places, it was well received, but there is such a great need for this type of event here, that I have not seen until now. The youth all over the world are suffering, but the amount of youth suffering serious family problems here, astonished me.
There are so many young ladies who were raped by a family member or who are forced to sell their body, because the PARENT wants them to. Young guys who are being taught to get money, no matter how they have to get it... And many other things. This place, really needs help.
But besides the horrors of many youth in Jamaica, the country is also very beautiful, with many very polite and hospitable people. This trip so far has been extremely helpful.
Here are some highlights of the Montego Bay event.
Close to 1,000 youth gathered.
YPG Montego Bay
Youth Leader in Jamaica
Me together with the leader of the country
We found some identical twins. Both got the book.
Me and the Mrs. Tired after I finished signing books
A great performance by the youth there. It was "dance/poetry"
The event was extremely successful. I believe that many youth people made big decisions that day, to change their lives.
Please, keep your eyes on the page for more feedback from Jamaica. We have a big event this Saturday at Emancipation Park- Kingston Jamaica.
I hope to see you there.