blink | bmobile Foundation helps DeciBel Thrill Young Students

Attendees from St. Mary’s Home and Bridge of Hope are all smile as they get to meet stars from the Disney series “kicking It” at the Decibel Music and Entertainment Conference
blink | bmobile made the day for students from the Bridge of Hope and St Mary’s Children’s Home when the Company hosted them at the DeciBel Music, Conference and Entertainment Expo held at the Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Centre recently. 
The children were among over 600 hundred screaming and excitable students from across the country interested in music and entertainment, who got to interact with Kickin’ It actors Leo Howard (who plays Jack), Jason Earles (Rudy) and Dylan Riley Sydney (Milton Krupnick) up close and interact with the young Disney actors. 
Natasha Davis, EVP Marketing blink | bmobile said the Company invited Bridge of Hope and St Mary’s Children to the conference to give the children an opportunity to see and hear from their mentors about what it takes to be successful. “Development of our youth through culture is all part of the thrust of the blink | bmobile Foundation. We felt that it was important for these young people to know too that they can have a dream and achieve it; just like their peers who came out on that day and the celebrities they came out to see.” 
The students also got to hear Project Runway season nine’s winner, Anya Ayoung-Chee tell about her journey from obscure to superstardom; and find out from Step Up movie actor and dancer Adam Sevani, known as Moose in the film, how he got into the industry. 
The screams that came mainly from the female students were deafening as Moose, channeling Michael Jackson (incidentally his dance inspiration) came on stage and showed 
off a bit of his dance skills. 
The bmobile booth was also popular. The young students in attendance got to try out their own dance moves by playing the XBOX Kinect “Just Dance” game. They also got to explore the features on some of the handsets, including the new Samsung models. 
Students attending day one of the Decibel Music and Entertainment Conference took some 
time off to get updated at the blink | bmobile booth. 
“This was such a good experience for me,” said 17-year old Tessa of the Sangre Chiquito based Bridge of Hope. “I got the opportunity to meet a lot of people today; and I really liked 
the dancing session with the local dancers and Moose.” 
According to Simon Basptiste, Director of Decibel, “Today’s event provides an invaluable experience for young people interested in a career in the Entertainment Industry. They are able to meet and interact with key persons from both the local and international industry. This will help set them on the right path and also ensure that we have contributed to developing their skills as leaders in the business.”
Bridge of Hope teachers Joan and Rishard Ali, who accompanied the children to the DeciBel Music Conference, said they want their students to take away lessons from the celebrities on the rewards of hard work.“From the stories we heard from these entertainers, they all struggled before they made it big. We also want the children to know that success is not far-fetched for them but within their reach."