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UWI law student wants to help build her country

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 2:00 AM

Law student Sashay Williams not only has a passion for human-rights advocacy but also for her beloved country, Jamaica.

"I'm all about the development and growth of Jamaica," Williams told The Gleaner in Claremont, St Ann, on Thursday.

"I have a passion for advocacy, human rights and that kind of thing; and I want to work here in Jamaica for the benefit of my country because Jamaica made me who I am."

Williams says, going forward, she wants to see more job opportunities for university graduates, while admitting that the business process outsourcing sector has expanded in recent years and has been a source of employment.

"Also, I want to see better integration of the youth in the democratic process. I know there is G2K (Generation 2000) and PNPYO (People's National Party Youth Organisation), but I feel there could be a greater platform for young people to have a say in how their country is run."

Williams, who is scheduled to finish university in 2017, said she does not have plans to enter politics, but would not duck the opportunity.

"If the road takes me there, I wouldn't turn away from it," Williams pointed out.

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