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Saint Lucian Entrepreneurs Get Ready for YLAI 2024

This year in 2024, all 270plus Fellows from across the Western Hemisphere, along with their Fellowship Placement Organizations and their Cohort Ambassadors, will work on inspiring projects that will contribute to the social and economic prosperity within the United States and across 37 countries in the region.

Sludtera Inc. would like to congratulate the two St. Lucians who will be representing their companies, and St. Lucia; Miranda George Arthur and Anja Rose Fernand.

Miranda Nacia George Arthur

Miranda Nacia George Arthur

Miranda works in the technology and education sector as the Creative and Technology Director of Techtronknights. For business professionals, students, and teachers seeking assistance and training in fields related to information technology that desire to be treated as willing students rather than as customers.

Techtronknights is an information technology company that adapts and makes use of all its resources to help each student grow, establishing rapport and trust with them. Students see Techtronknights employees as problem-solvers who are there to educate and encourage them. Miranda aims to fully digitize operations and provide a multi-resource digital platform in the short term and ultimately to team up with various non-profit organizations to create opportunities for technology students in Saint Lucia.

Anja Rose Fernand

Anja Rose Fernand

Anja works in the agriculture and animal care sector as the Founder and President of Food Harmony Incorporated. For health-conscious female professionals aged between thirty and sixty-five, farmers that want to purchase planting material for commercial cultivation, and young people aged between eight and thirty seeking farm-based mentoring and employability education.

Food Harmony Incorporated is a food production company that grows nutritious fruits on its organic/regenerative farms and sells them fresh or preserved as frozen fruits, dried fruits, and healthy vegan baked goods to busy professionals, providing them with consistent, healthy, and delicious ingredients and snacks throughout the year, even during off-seasons.

Both Anja and Miranda will travel to the United States for a six-week Fellowship which is fully-funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs.

SLUDTERA Inc. is a business development consulting firm which sources, connects, and empowers youth, MSMEs and the unemployed, through education, training, and entrepreneurship, while YLAI is a U.S. Department of State’s flagship program for emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

Designed to promote mutual understanding and build a network of young business and social entrepreneurs, the programme brings young leaders to the U.S. for entrepreneurial leadership training and fellowships with U.S. companies and social enterprises.

The YLAI Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IREX.

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