The Girl Guides Association of Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines with support from the Taiwan ICDF concluded a 5-day workshop dubbed “Start-Up SVG” at the Girl Guides Headquarters in Level Gardens on Saturday, 15th April 2023
- At last Saturday’s closing ceremony, 37 participants received certificates of achievement.
In keeping with the objectives of the programme, the lead facilitator; Mrs. Sade Jemmott-Forde
from Barbados provided guidance on how to develop ideas, transform such into business plans,
and assess for feasibility, while also providing insight on how to strengthen existing businesses.
Complementary to the theoretical underpinnings of the programme, participants benefitted
from creating five (5) simulated businesses: Jewelrify, Tasty Island, Magic Touch, Rosemary
Nucifera, and Creamy Creations.
In 48 hours, all businesses were able to achieve profits with Jewelrify attaining the highest profit
of $1,120.50 from their custom-made resin earrings with the business tagline “Fashion with a
Passion”. The group members of Jewelrify led by Jarrece Roberts earned a bonus of $1,000 for
achieving the highest profit.
In the second place, the simulated business Tasty Island attained a profit of $749 while Magic
Touch was in third place with a profit of $710.20. Other cash awards included:
The Start-Up SVG Preparatory Business Challenge Awardees: Jochebed DeShong and
Niara Douglas, received $200 each.
The Start-Up SVG Early Bird Awardees: Areyanna Balcombe, Alyssa Hunte, Zaronique
Forbes, Leah Nanton, and Tyler Matthias, received $100 each.
The Start-Up SVG Early Bird Group Award: Jewelrify, received $400.
The Start-Up SVG Most Promising Entrepreneurs in each business: Jarrece Roberts
(Jewelrify), Nyah James (Tasty Island), Rhianna Haynes (Magic Touch), Isabella Sam
(Dangling Hoops), Karen Bellingy (Rosemary Nucifera), and Alyssa James (Creamy
Creations), received $200 each.
The Start-Up SVG Best Business Logo and Promotional Materials Award was won by
Dangling Hoops led by Shenelle Wynne.
The Start-Up SVG Best Business Report Award was won by Rosemary Nucifera led by
Each participant also received a Blueprint Planner valued at USD 100 to guide them on the future development of profitable businesses. In celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Day, the Girl Guides Association of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines recommits to ensuring that
Vincentian girls and young women are equipped with the tools necessary to develop their business ideas for positive societal impact.