Here is a great example of the often over-looked benefits of festivals and special events — the opportunity for youth to connect and learn from their role models in a meaningful way.
Eddie Rwema, YourOttawaRegion
Shad Kabango, 2011 Juno Award winner for best rap recording, took time of his busy schedule and spent the afternoon of Sunday, June 26 delivering words of inspiration to the youth of Rwandan origin.
The Vancouver-based rapper, who was in town to perform at the Ottawa International Jazz festival, spoke to the youth about making good choices and life decisions.
The young people had gathered at the annual youth empowerment conference organized by Rwanda Social Services and Family Counselling.
“Do what you love, be who you are, have some integrity and purpose in what you are doing,” Kabango told those gathered.
Full article on YourOttawaRegion website: 2011 Juno Award winner inspires youth to dream big