Caribbean

Meet Alexia and Ryley!

ALEXIA PENN, age 10

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Alexia is a real local Ten Project Super Star.

Ten Years old, adorable, outspoken and fluent in technology design thinking, she leads the design and prototyping of apps for health and the environment.

Additional passions include visual and theatre arts (lead role in the ballet performance for the Opening of BVI Education week, portraying a young girl that was bound by a number of leaning disabilities and biological challenges, who then overcame them through acquiring literacy skills).

Never, still, she’s also a member of the Brownies, and has finished her Junior Achievement Program, and won a prize in a national art competition for her age group. A natural leader, she was recently chosen to read the student response presenting to the school & parents on ‘Why reading is important’.

One of her latest paintings, describing her passion for the local environment and how it could be sustained:

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RYLEY, age 9

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Despite taking his Ten Project presenting role slightly on the serious side in this video intro, Ryley is a nine year old magical fire cracker of ideas, leadership and technology inspiration.  Ryley exemplifies the fun-loving and happy 21st century kid, and a real sweet heart. A blend of hyper intelligence, social skills, and generosity, his vision includes developing super heroes as a driving game mechanic in the Caribbean Ten Project health and environment apps that Alexia is also working on.  Together, Alexia and Ryley are passionately working to change the world. They represent an extraordinary abundance, despite limited resources, of bright, engaged and passionate local heroes here in the islands.

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Some of Ryley’s cartoon works in progress (taken from his sketch pad on the spot):

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