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IT TAKES MORE THAN TWO TO TANGO. 
Yay! It’s coming! World NGO Day is February 27th and here at NPOwer we are so excited to deliver NPOwer’s very First NGO conference on Saturday, 2-22-2020.  

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Saturday, February 22
 

07:45 AST

Registration and Breakfast by 'The Johnny Caker'
The perfect johnny cakes and bush tea at NPOwer's  'It takes (more than) Two Two Tango"  NGO conference .
The first 50 early birds who come will get a FREE breakfast!!!!
At the registration desk you will receive your conference envelope for the day. Besides information on the program and login passwords, you will also receive a lunch ticket (SMTF), two tickets for drinks (Freegan Food Foundation) and a raffle ticket! Please register on time as we start 8:30 SHARP!!!


Saturday February 22, 2020 07:45 - 08:30 AST
NIPA entrance and hall way ground floor

08:30 AST

St. Maarten Song
Dejahnique Hodge-Webster was born in Rhode Island but came to St. Maarten when she wasone year old.  She is the daughter of Shawn Hodge-Dolphin and Barbra Webster. She attends the Sundial school in the Care section 3rd form. Dejahnique loves to sing. She gets her love for singing from her late Grandfather "King Arrow" and her father "King Ashandi". Dejahnique goal is to become a famous singer one day.

Support/Performers
avatar for Dejahnique Hodge- Webster

Dejahnique Hodge- Webster

Dejahnique Hodge-Webster was born in Rhode Island but came to St. Maarten when she was 1.  She is the daughter of Shawn Hodge-Dolphin and Barbra Webster. She attends the Sundial school in the Care section 3rd form. Dejahnique loves to sing. She gets her love for singing from her... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 08:30 - 08:35 AST
Room 2/3

08:35 AST

Welcome and Opening by Hosts
NPOwer’s aim is to strengthen capacity of local NGOs and forge more collaboration and communication through its online database network of active organizations. Through workshops, webinars, trainings, and lectures, NPOwer intends to empower St. Maarten’s organizations in their communal missions. Furthermore, with the NPOwer website databank and Community Service Facebook page, which shows  all things NGOs and NPOs passionately do on St. Maarten, NPOwer also encourages more relationships with residents, , the business community, tourists, and charitable organizations alike.

Moderators
avatar for Cassandra Richardson

Cassandra Richardson

Project Coordinator, Civic Service Consulting/ The Wildflower Institute
Cassandra is passionate about social justice issues, a community developer and mobilizer in her own right, and a lover of people and all things fun.  She built most of her academic and working career in the United States and Canada, respectively. She holds a bachelor’s degree... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Alston Lourens

Alston Lourens

Director / Radio Host, Foresee Foundation / NPOwer / My88.3 FM
Hi ya'll my name is Alston and I love activism. 



Saturday February 22, 2020 08:35 - 08:45 AST
Room 2/3

08:45 AST

Conference Introduction
It takes (more than) Two to Tango - conference theme explained

Presenters
avatar for Sjorensly Valies

Sjorensly Valies

President, Foresee Foundation
Being accepted as a member of Foresee Foundation (4C) and being a strong advocate for creative and critical learning, I believe that communication and cooperation should be the fundamental competences used to achieve any goal. Technology in this day and age should be one of the many... Read More →
avatar for Jose Sommers

Jose Sommers

Founder / Managing Director, Foresee Foundation
Jose came to St. Maarten in 1990 to work in education. After her job as the Principal of St. Dominic High School, she got involved in social organizations next to some consultancy jobs. Among others, she founded Foresee Foundation where together with an enthusiastic team she has implemented... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 08:45 - 08:55 AST
Room 2/3

08:55 AST

Keynote Address by:
Presenters
avatar for Acting Governor, Mr. Reynold Armando Groeneveldt

Acting Governor, Mr. Reynold Armando Groeneveldt

First Acting Governor of Sint Maarten
BIOGRAPHYMr. Reynold Amando GroeneveldtAttorney at law, Mr. Reynold Amando Groeneveldt was appointed by Royal Decree, as the first Acting Governor of Sint Maarten. Previously Mr. Groeneveldt served as Acting Lieutenant Governor during the transition period from May 31st, 2010 until... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 08:55 - 09:05 AST
Room 2/3

09:05 AST

Introduction NPOwer website and activities
The NPOwer website as an capacity strengthening online tool to connect NPOs, Grant Providers and volunteers

Presenters
avatar for Alston Lourens

Alston Lourens

Director / Radio Host, Foresee Foundation / NPOwer / My88.3 FM
Hi ya'll my name is Alston and I love activism. 


Saturday February 22, 2020 09:05 - 09:15 AST
Room 2/3

09:15 AST

The Twinning Challenge
The NPOwer Twinning challenge is a fun competition where Non-Profit Organizations in groups of two present how they plan to enhance networking and collaboration activities between the two organizations. Ten teams of two persons register in advance(not later than Saturday. Feb. 15th 2020) and showcase their idea in a 2-minute pitch at the day of the conference. After all presentations NPOwer conference participants have the opportunity to vote for the three best initiatives. At the end of the conference day the results will be shared with the public and the three winners will receive cash prices between US$ 500 and 1,000.
Cassandra and Suppa will be the Twinning Challenge Moderators adding even more spirit to this highly energetic part of the program!

For registration form and more details, please open the attachment below or go to the twinning tab in the control panel.


Moderators
avatar for Kevin Suppa Petrona

Kevin Suppa Petrona

Radio Host, Laser 101
Kevin ‘Suppa’ Petrona Lead host of the popular morning radio show on Laser 101, The Suppa Duppa Morning Show, which is in its 6th year, Suppa is no stranger to the airwaves and has been in the entertainment/radio business for over 20 years, and has solidified himself on the scene. With... Read More →
avatar for Cassandra Richardson

Cassandra Richardson

Project Coordinator, Civic Service Consulting/ The Wildflower Institute
Cassandra is passionate about social justice issues, a community developer and mobilizer in her own right, and a lover of people and all things fun.  She built most of her academic and working career in the United States and Canada, respectively. She holds a bachelor’s degree... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 09:15 - 10:15 AST
Room 2/3

10:15 AST

Official Opening Conference: The It takes more than Two Tango Dance
The Tango Dance symbolically kicks off the NPOwer NGO conference.  It is a collaboration between the NIA & Artcraftcafe Foundation. The dancers. students of NIA, are doing some elements of a traditional tango wearing costumes designed and made by the Artcraftcafe.

Twinning Challenge
3A

3. Artcraftcafe Foundation / NIA

Hi Arlene and Tess,Can you send a text of max one hundred words to describe your twinning idea.I also need a slide which will be shown during your 2. min. pitch



Saturday February 22, 2020 10:15 - 10:20 AST
Hall way Upper floor

14:20 AST

Energizing - performance by Djembe Group
Souleymane Camara is the son of the famous percussionist Sekou “Tanaka” Camara. Born in Guinée Conacry in 1972, he started playing djembé at a very young age. “Percussions de Guinée Junior” and “Ballet Communal de Matam” were the first groups in which he started his professional career.
He joined master drummer Mamady Keita and Sewa Kan in 1995 and lived in Europe until 2018. In Europe he also gave djembé and kora lessons and workshops.
Alongside of all that he toured around the world several times with Sewa Kan.
Since 2018 Souleymane lives on our Sweet Sint-Maarten and continues his lessons, workshops and performances with the same passion for the djembé. Born and raised within the secrets of the djembé, he is pricise and with him you can be sure you are receiving the right information and techniques to play this instrument.
Multi-instrumentalist, djembé, kora and guitar builder and a passionate teacher, who passes on the traditional West-African music with great respect for his ancestors ánd his students.

Support/Performers
avatar for Souleymane Camara -Drummer

Souleymane Camara -Drummer

Souleymane Camara is the son of the famous percussionist Sekou “Tanaka” Camara. Born in Guinée Conacry in 1972, he started playing djembé at a very young age. “Percussions de Guinée Junior” and “Ballet Communal de Matam” were the first groups in which he started his... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 14:20 - 14:30 AST
Hall way ground floor

14:30 AST