Rudi Page Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce has joined the team of the Jamaica Heroes Modernized (JHM) project as the lead UK Ambassador.
JHM, conceptualized by Jamaican-born ‘ARTivist’ Charles “Mark Phi” Smart, is on a mission to utilize the cultural pride of community to empower independence through Jamaica’s national legacy with a goal to inspire positive change in the hearts and minds of Jamaicans. The aim is to modernize the Jamaican story, transform the portrayal of the national heroes and connect the world to the Jamaican culture with a multidimensional approach using film, music, art, a new digital presence and print collateral.
In his role as Lead UK Ambassador for the JHM, Rudi will; create awareness about the project, involve the Jamaican UK community and connect the UK community to the activities as they unfold in other areas of the diaspora and Jamaica itself.
Rudi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in connecting people across various platforms and disciplines with his position as Chief Executive Officer at MAKING CONNECTIONS WORK LIMITED. He is a multi-award winning management consultant (mentor & coach) and skilled facilitator with a proven track record of achievement within the NHS and Royal Colleges, senior appointments, workforce development & Inclusion, local systems and patient & public engagement. He developed the widely-acclaimed Diaspora Delivery System and is the co-founder of Caribbean Diaspora Health System +.
Rudi’s leadership with the Homeward Bound initiative positions him perfectly for this new role. Homeward Bound is a multi-national program focused on Creating a Lifelong 21stCentury Skills Legacy for the Creative Economy: Inspiring Inclusive, Peaceful, Caring & Enterprising Clusters within Neighbourhoods for Youth Development, Community Economic Well Being, Digital Innovation, Sustainable Engineering and Civic Participation.
Speaking to JHM’s proposed 10-episode docuseries, original musical productions and print collateral to be distributed to schools across the island, Mark Phi added that “The artistic renditions of our national heroes, which is the first phase of the project, is already complete. Every aspect of Jamaica Heroes Modernized belongs to the people – Jamaicans at home and abroad. It is my hope that through this mission to empower the independence of our people, Jamaicans will be inspired to become even more independent through our country’s legacy, pride and power.” He went on: “We plan to use platforms such as dance, education, music and the internet to create a multidimensional approach for Jamaica’s rich history to live on through our children and our children’s children.”
More information on the Jamaica Heroes Modernized project can be found on its web page JamaicaNationalHeroes.com