Helen’s Daughters founder to attend One Young World
(St. Lucia News Online) – Keithlin Caroo, Founder and President of Helen’s Daughters has been selected to represent St. Lucia at the One Young World Summit in The Hague, Netherlands from 17-20 October 2018.
One Young World (OYW) is an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organizations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors. At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. Previous Summits have featured Counsellors such as Kofi Annan, Meghan Markle, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Amal Clooney.
Ms. Caroo was selected for her work in rural women’s economic empowerment through the organization, Helen’s Daughters, which is a St. Lucian non-profit with a special focus on rural women’s economic development through improved market access, adaptive agricultural techniques and capacity-building. Guiding this organization’s work is a labour of love she does, unpaid, on top of juggling her full-time job as a desk officer in the Department of Political Affairs at the United Nations.
“While the UN has always been a dream for me,” says Ms. Caroo, “that dream is slowly changing.” I have found a way to directly impact my own country and give back to my ancestors who laid out a foundation for my achievements. As a grand-child of farmers on both sides, Helen’s Daughters to me is a tribute to their sacrifices and I hope that in the near future, I can return to work on this social enterprise full-time.”
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