Youth Leader UK & JA
International Development post graduate student Tanesha Westcarr, is a 2017 Governor General Achievement Awardee. Appointed in 2016 as the UK Youth Diaspora Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Jamaica, she advocates for a variety of social issues affecting the youth. Tanesha is also an entrepreneur, author and international speaker.
As part of her commitment to drive change, improve lives and give back, Tanesha partakes in many philanthropic exploits and serves on several boards in the UK. Her role in an East London School resulted in an invitation to 10 Downing Street to meet former Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2008. She continues to make a positive impact in areas of education, politics and economic empowerment.
Tanesha Westcarr received the prestigious Governor General's Achievement Awards at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. She was also selected to bring greetings on behalf of the diaspora at the recent Opening Ceremony of the biennial conference in the presence of the Prime Minister. Following, Tanesha spoke at the Global Young Leaders of Jamaica Youth Forum as well as the Advocacy, Policy and Leadership workshop at the University of the West Indies.
High Commissioner of Jamaica, His Excellency Seth Ramocan, keynote speaker at the annual Politics and Social Science Lecture at Goodenough College in Bloomsbury (organised by Tanesha Westcarr). His speech was entitled: Jamaica's unique role in the world. It was lovely to highlight Jamaica to academics from 90 different countries who live at the institution that boasts the Queen as it's Patron. Left: HC presents Tanesha with a bouquet.
House of Commons with David Lammy MP, Blaksox, Coreplan & Operation Black Vote dealing with the UK Drugs Policy review and the dis-proportionality in the Criminal Justice System. Topic: Is The UK Drugs War Really A War On Black Communities? Excellent discussions around quantitative and qualitative data. Official report due in Summer 2017.
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The Jamaican Youth Forum UK (The Houses of Parliament, November 22nd, 2016), is a platform for youth engagement, advocacy and empowerment targeting Jamaican youth and young adults in the UK of Jamaican descent. Event organised by Tanesha Westcarr.
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