Shakira Bennett is currently the Programmes Director for JAYECAN. She is currently a student at The University of the West Indies pursuing a degree in Psychology and minor in integrated Marketing and Communications. She was awarded the Maia Chung’s Autism and Disabilities awareness in 2013 and received other awards in the areas of music in her prior years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with the children at church teaching them different poems and songs. Her hobbies are singing, dancing, doing poetry and playing instruments. She goes by the philosophy “The change I want to see must first begin with me” and also “Stay in your lane and run your race with patience”