BUILD A DREAM HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL EVENT VIRTUALLY
Local Non-Profit recognizes young dreamers, and community leaders through Dreamer Awards
Today, Build a Dream hosts their 3rd Annual International Day of the Girl Event, virtually across the country, bringing young female students, educators, employers and future leaders together to celebrate young girls from all over the world, and push forward the message of diversity, inclusion and equality, showcasing to the world that YES YOU CAN!
In a time where we are all working from home, in the midst of a global pandemic, the International Day of the Girl, has brought communities together in a time where we need it most. Build a Dream has successfully done this through their opening video for their main event, inviting women and young girls from across the world including the United States, Dubai, Haiti and beyond to participate in their YES YOU CAN video, which can be viewed here HERE. Build a Dream is spreading this message far and wide, encouraging their community to fill in the blank, and show the world what they can do.
Build a Dream continues to show young girls, and community members that YES YOU CAN, through their Dreamer Awards. Each year, Build a Dream recognizes one grade school, one highschool student, a community organization and a male and female for their work in the community, and their dedication towards making our world a more diverse and equitable one. A world in which we all move forward together, a world in which we all win.
This year, the award recipients are:
● Dreamer Award- Grade School. This award was granted to 9 year old Crosby McAuslan, who is going to use her $500 bursary to go to Robotics Camp, and start planning her career journey to help young children who need artificial limbs
● Dreamer Award- High School- 17 year old Jana Jandal Alrifai is looking to pursue a career with independent coalitions calling for change.
● Dream Builder Award- Awarded to Rosana Kemsley of Enwin. She was recognized for her work establishing and leading ENWIN’s Engaged Workforce Council, an advisory body that advocates for diversity, inclusion and engagement, identifies and challenges barriers and recommends framework and strategy
● Dream Builder Award Male- Awarded to Jeremy Fee in recognition for his leadership and support through his supervision and guidance to his team. Ensuring constant learning, listening, and teaching opportunities in the workplace are available and accessible to those around him
● Dream Creator Award- Awarded to The Black Youth Empowerment Program, to acknowledge their work empower youth through experiential learning, skill-building, and leadership development opportunities.
Today, on Dreamer Day, the Build a Dream is flying high at city hall, showing the community and the world that dreams can come true, that YES YOU CAN accomplish your goals, that YES YOU CAN have a long, rewarding and profitable career, that YES YOU CAN live in a world that is diverse, inclusive and equitable for all, and that YES YOU CAN build your dreams.