Fingall counsels Foundation
MUSICIAN IAN EYAN ALLEYNE created history at his alma mater yesterday.
Eyan became the first male to be named ambassador for African Awareness Month at Christ Church Foundation School. The two previous recipients were soca queen Alison Hinds and journalist Yvette Best.
He was officially named and presented with his gifts at a ceremony in the school hall yesterday morning.
During his brief acceptance remarks, Eyan said he was a bit “surprised” at being named ambassador and accepted the title with humility.
His words of encouragement for the few students who indicated they were aspiring musicians were to work hard, and to do their best.
Mac Fingall, another entertainer who spent several years as an educator, gave the featured address and spoke on the topic Rising Above Our Ethnic Challenges: Our Skin, Our Hair
And Our Future.
Fingall started his passionate presentation by stating that the main ethnic challenge is mental. (YB)
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