Transforming Lives

Speeches Shim

Nehemiah, 13, shows off the robot he built.

Nehemiah Eristhee, 13, is a picture of concentration as he controls his small Lego robot. He smiles victoriously as it successfully navigates its way out of a barricade structure before lifting a small object placed in its path.

Michael Saunders

When Michael Saunders was 8 years old, he dreamed of becoming a gangster. But, growing up on the streets of St. Kitts, he learned the hard way that crime does not pay.

Chevaly Tartullian

When 22-year-old Chevaly Tartullian talks about her kids, her face lights up like a child’s in a candy store. She lives for them.


Eighteen-year-old Jimmyliah Finch is studying to be a lawyer in St. Kitts. But unlike many of her classmates, she understands what it is like to be on the other side of the law.

Shermon Bobb helps a customer

Last year, President David Granger of Guyana pardoned 40 prison inmates who were non-violent, first-time offenders. The action gives the newly released prisoners a second chance to pursue productive lives and leave the past behind.