This webcast was honored in 2016 by the Young Gifted and Black (YGB) organization and in 2014, by the Guyana Cultural Association in NY, in recognition of Selwyn’s innovation in digital media and for bridging cultural and ethnic divides.
The broadcast commenced in May 2012 to create a platform where Guyanese and others can be their best selves as they share their stories. To date CWS has a digital archive of life stories and rich experiences from which current and future generations can benefit. The collection of life stories and experiences is a testament to CWS’ commitment to enlightening, informing and inspiring current and future generations through our stories.
Due to CWS’ belief in encouraging and promoting young people, in early 2016 we conducted several five-part series, one of which was Guyanese Youths in Business, followed by a Meet & Greet for the participants during Guyana’s Jubilee celebrations.
July 2017:- CWS celebrated its 5th anniversary of broadcasting in the 1st week of July, 2017. The Anniversary, which consisted of a number of activities and was hosted in Guyana, commenced Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 and concluded on Sunday, July 9th, 2017.
We chose Guyana for two reasons: to say thank you to and honor our elders for their sacrifices; and to show young people that it is possible for an idea to succeed with belief in that idea, commitment, passion, respect, and resourcefulness.
January 19, 2018 at the National Cultural Centre:- CWS launched BRAND YOUth, the first of a series of Empowerment events beginning with Emerging Through Generations, a Women’s Empowerment Forum with Ms. Sherry Ann Dixon, a global transformational life coach.
February 2018 at the Bina Hill Institute Youth Learning Centre in the North Rupununi:- CWS, including Ms. Sherry Ann Dixon and me, visited the institution and spoke to the students at the behest of the minister of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Hon. Minister Sidney Allicock.
March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day (IWD) conference at the Marian Academy, a Roman Catholic private school in Georgetown, Guyana. CWS hosted the event with seven speakers, which included Ms. Sherry Ann Dixon (Feature speaker), Rosalind McLymont (NY), Dr. Asante VanWest-Charles-Le Blanc (Trinidad), Lady Anande Trotman (Grenada), Han Gaskin-Granger, Hon. Simona Broomes (Minister in the Ministry of Natural Resources), and Dr. Samantha Tross (UK).
CWS embraces the idea that one way to transform a society is to empower its citizens, especially its youths, by elevating their consciousness through education. However, CWS cannot accomplish such a goal without an all hands on deck approach, and a commitment to self-determination, -empowerment, respect, and unity, and a culture of inclusivity.