International Women’s Day was celebrated last Tuesday, and Claro teamed up with Coke Zero and RETV to celebrate with the students of the Marcus Garvey Technical High School, St Ann, the day’s observance through the School Tour.
The show featured acts including Munga Honorable, D’Angel, Fyakin, Delus, Chozen, Ding Dong and dancers Shady Squad. However, a highlight for the afternoon was Voicemail, who continued to share the message of abstinence and the value that Jamaican women have. This was their first performance for the new season, and the students at Marcus Garvey were not only in for a treat, they were in for a lesson too.
Kerry Moxam, Claro’s public relations officer, shared, “I am very impressed that the artistes represented here today made it imperative to share the positive message of abstinence. Further, they encouraged the young ladies attending the Marcus Garvey Technical High School to keep themselves above reproach and use this opportunity at school to aim for more, academically and personally”. She added, “This particular school tour is close to the heart of Claro, as empowering young people, especially women, is core to the development of our country. We hope the message of abstinence through the Coke/RETV School Tour will continue to reach our young people.”
MESSAGE OF ABSTINENCE
The students of Marcus Garvey Technical High School were eager to listen to the featured artistes, and sang along to their favourite songs. Not to be left out was the message of abstinence and application to daily lives. Voicemail changed up one their popular tunes Let’s Dance for the students to chant ‘Abstinence’, as they danced the Willy Bounce and Out an’ Bad.
Moxam said that ‘this reinforces, in my mind, that young people can have a good time together, without engaging in negative activities, and as School Tour travels around the island, it will show our youth that abstinence is a positive thing!’
The Coke/RETV School Tour launched at the Norman Manley High School, went across to the Marcus Garvey High School and will head to BB Coke High School, St Elizabeth, next. The school tour bus will be rolling into Junction tomorrow.