Abigail Liburd, 1st Runner Up National Carnival Queen Continues to Inspire, You Can Too!

Ms. Abigail Liburd

ZIZ News…Jan. 20, 2011 – As a new and welcomed feature of the 2010 – 2011 National Carnival Queen Pageant, the contestants were attached to charitable or community groups for three months prior to the show in order to gain hands-on experience in community building. After five striking appearances on December 28, 2010, Ms. Abigail Liburd was adjudged the First Up Runner Up in the National Carnival Queen Pageant and her adopted group, Hope Tears publicly applauds her on her stellar performances.

However, to Hope Tears, what is most commendable about 21 year-old Abigail is her unwavering commitment to the group even after the show’s end. Hope Tears is a non-profit organization that executes programs geared towards helping persons, especially women and girls to better themselves. Its flagship programme is a mentorship programme for girls considered “at risk” aged 11 to 16 from the high schools across the island. As part of her attachment for the pageant, Abigail served as a mentor to a 15-year-old girl and saw and heard the diverse and sometimes disturbing issues that face these girls. She recently said in a radio interview that the experience has been “life changing and it has made me more grateful for what I have”. Abigail has continued the relationship with her “little sister” and encourages other women to become mentors as well.

Hope Tears is currently searching for young women between age 21 and 35 to become mentors. If you are within that age range, have no criminal record and are genuinely interested in helping a young girl develop her full potential through your love, energy and patience, contact Hope Tears at hopetears@gmail.com, view our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hope-Tears/126847494047996) or call 667 4282, 667 0076 or 664 2736 for more information. The more mentors we have, the more girls we can positively impact!

Hope Tears wishes Abigail and the other contestants from the pageant the very best in their endeavours as they continue to inspire other young women to aspire for greater things.

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