Lower sixth-form student at Clarendon College
9 distinctions in CSEC in 2013
I will work to make Jamaica a better place by doing my part to rid the country of its mental illness. I realise that the country is plagued by mentally ill people wandering the streets. I am currently studying to become a neurosurgeon so that I can assist these people.
Mental illnesses are usually as a result of some kind of problem with the brain, and I have always been fascinated with the brain and how it works and how it has the ability to control the body.
I will start by seeking funding to set up a mental-health facility strictly for persons with mental illnesses. It will be enough to house and adequately care for these people.
This should be able to create a decent platform to provide proper health care for these mentally ill persons so that persons living in Jamaica with mental illness can have access to better treatment.
There are not many persons in Jamaica who are keen on taking care of these persons, especially those who live on the streets, so I will be working hard in school to do my best to make this change in my country.