SLU Cadets: “Respect Women!”

Cadets from the Success/Laventille Secondary School Cadet Unit (1TTCF) participated in the International Women’s Day march hosted by a collaborative effort of organisations involved in gender advocacy, in conjunction with the Office of the Prime Minister, Gender and Child Affairs.

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.┬áThe women and girls in the Cadet Force have made a significant impact on our organisation, and when the request for participation was received, the Success/Laventille Cadet Unit responded with a resounding “YES!”.

The activity, which was held on Saturday 11th March 2017 saw in excess of twenty civil society and governmental organisations marching around the Queen’s Park Savannah, and ending opposite the Stollmeyer’s Castle with a short ceremony.

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UO Ramsay leads her cadets in a chant as they march

Fourty-two cadets from the unit, led by F-UO Jamila Ramsay, and accompanied by four parents (and don’t forget three cadets’ siblings) ┬áparticipated in the march, wearing their unit jerseys in the First Battalion’s signature blue colour.

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Honourable Minister Ayanna Webster-Roy (back center) enjoys a moment with the cadets

Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, holding the portfolios of Gender and Child Affairs, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Central Administration Services, Tobago asked for a photo with the cadets, congratulating them on their participation.

We thank the organisers for sharing photos of our cadets from the event with us.

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