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Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract New Kingston’s Art-tivity Project with the Deaf Kicks off to a great start!

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Beyonce and Matthew paint their pieces after they completed their draft, as Matthew’s Mom looks on.

Part 1 of ART-TIVITY got off to a great start on Saturday! Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston is conducting an Art initiative with students from the Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf. They will be Painting, Tie-Dying, Jewellery making and learning customer service, marketing and entrepreneurship skills.

The children were quite excited and motivated, absorbing everything that was signed to them as they produced items from how they were guided. This project not only allows us to learn and communicate via sign language, but also aims to create awareness of the deaf community thereby reducing
stigmatization within the society at large. We want to create
new friendships through socialization and art and wish to inspire students to be more comfortable pursuing their dreams and goals without boundaries.

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Jonathan shows off his finished Painting (8×10)” Acrylic on Canvas to hang with Gabrielle Burgess, founder/owner of Suga Lifestyle (GW Art).

Their items reflecting the Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s 2019-2020 theme, ‘Impact through Unity’ will be showcased amongst other talented, local artisans at Suga Lifestyle’s Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8th at The Jamaica Pegasus from 12 noon – 7pm, where all proceeds will go towards the students’ educational resources and the school’s infrastructure.

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Bianca Bartley, CEO/Creative Director of Peace-Is Of Bianca guides the children with Jewellery making last Saturday,

Please save the date to support a great cause, buy local and buy Jamaican.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle and Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s ART-TIVITY Project Kicks off this Saturday!

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It’s ART-TIVITY time again! Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston will be conducting an Art initiative with students from the Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf. They will be Painting, Tie-Dying, Jewellery making and learning customer service, marketing and entrepreneurship skills. We strive to bring out their creativity, create awareness about the school and learn some sign language too.

The items created will be showcased at Suga Lifestyle’s Pre Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8th at The Jamaica Pegasus, where all proceeds will go towards the children and the school. Stay tuned for more details.

Feel free to join us this Saturday, January 25th and February 1st at Hope Estate in Papine from 9am to 4pm.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Tomorrow is the Treat for the Homeless in Downtown, Kingston!

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Tomorrow is the Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s Treat for the Homeless at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter on Hanover Street in Downtown, Kingston!

The Rotaract Club of New Kingston welcomes all hands on deck to make it a productive and impactful day.
All Services provided will be FREE! – Dental Check ups, Blood pressure, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, ECG & HIV tests + Counseling.

This Project is Partially Sponsored by Suga Lifestyle.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s Arts & Entrepreneurship Initiative makes the Paper!

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Article published in the Jamaica Gleaner – Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) and the Rotaract Club of New Kingston are extremely proud to see the young women from our Arts and Entrepreneurship Workshop have their own story, journey and success be highlighted today in the Jamaica Gleaner! Check it out! Hard work yields success.

They also made Craft Cart Jamaica’s Pop Up Craft Village event write up two Sundays ago!

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Kudos to the Rotaract Club of New Kingston for inviting me to help execute this initiative.

Kudos also to Craft Cart Jamaica for providing us with the opportunity to showcase their products at their trade show.

Thanks to everyone who supported this initiative by purchasing art pieces, helping with their promotion and more!

Much love and respect.

XoXo,

Suga 💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau Combine Efforts to Give Children Comfortable Beds to Rest Each Night

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Members of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau after a day of varnishing, fun, laughter and Community service on April 7, 2019.

A few weeks ago, Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of East Nassau came together to varnish beds at the Ranfurly Home for Children in the Bahamas, which were put together by their sponsor club, Rotary Club of East Nassau.

Kudos to Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau for executing this iniative. Our Children are our Future.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Phenomenal Women United SOLD OUT their Artwork!

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Gabby a.k.a Suga with members of the Rotaract Club of New Kingston and the young ladies of Phenomenal Women United celebrating after all of the artwork were sold out at Craft Cart Jamaica’s Pop Up Village last Saturday, April 13, 2019.

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Over the past 6 weeks, the young ladies from The Women’s Centre and Young Women’s Christian Association that dubbed themselves, Phenomenal Women United, showed significant growth in their approach towards art, their appreciation for their talents and the understanding that their efforts are what will yield results. Of course, there were some who learned faster than others, but in addition to learning artistic techniques, tips on entrepreneurship and customer service skills, they learnt how to have a sound work ethic and an appreciation for time management. They should never forget Suga telling them, “Time is money”.

Suga is extremely happy to report that the ladies’ artwork sold out at Craft Cart Jamaica’s Pop Up Village last Saturday at Campion Auditorium. The young ladies were grateful and felt a great deal of accomplishment for their weeks of hard work and efforts. The project was definitely a success reaping in a bit over $50,000JMD, of which the young ladies kept all the proceeds.

Thanks to the Rotaract Club of Kingston for choosing me to help spearhead this impactful project via GW Art, which falls under my brand Suga Lifestyle.

Many thanks to all who assisted with training the young ladies, helped in the marketing and promotions of this project and to those who stayed glued to our social media accounts, kept it buzzing with compliments and to all who supported the project with your purchases. You have contributed to the financial empowerment and independence of six young women with a promising future.

What’s next for them? They will continue their studies and a few plan to continue exploring the field of art.

Keep up with the New Kingston Rotaract Club by following them on Instagram @nkrcjamaica and if you are between the ages of 18-30 see how you can join them!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Check out Phenomenal Women United Tomorrow!

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Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) has teamed up with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston to assist some young ladies from The Women’s Centre and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), to find their inner artist and present their artwork for sale at a Pop Up Village this Saturday April 13, put on by Craft Cart Jamaica.

The young ladies have also been trained in entrepreneurship and customer service. They have dubbed themselves the ‘PHENOMENAL WOMEN UNITED’.

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Please come by this Saturday and support this worthy cause.

Follow @SugaLifestyle for more information and to see some short videos introducing the Artists and their products.

Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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