At 8 Years Old This Trinidadian Woman Wanted To Change The World Now She is Doing It In A Big Way

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Corinne Gray is a Fulbright Scholar from Trinidad and Tobago. She could have chosen a corporate job, one that pays a lot of money but yet she decided she wanted to help people, she decided she was going to help refugees.

Gray works with UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) and her job entails traveling to refugee communities across the globe. Gray works to help displaced people, in displaced communities, get on track to living a normal life.

Here is Gray speaking at the Skoll World Forum 2016

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So why did a Fulbright Scholar decide to take this journey? The answer to that question is obvious from her recent interview with Trinidadian newspaper Newsday. Gray said,

“Growing up, my two biggest dreams were to be a professional singer and to change the world. I grew up with a mother who was a social worker, and as far as I can remember, I always felt a deep affinity with humanitarian causes. I remember crying whenever I watched the news about human suffering”

She went on to say…

There was something about the humanitarian field that also called out to me. I think for many years I had a hard time reconciling the two.

I never in a million years believed that I would be doing what I do now. And it all started when she was 8 years old. Today when people might feel despondent about the future of Trinidad and Tobago” [See full story at Newsday]

Thank you Corinne for showing so much passion for the “least” among us. You work is appreciated and admired by not only Trinidadians but people from across the globe.

For more on Corrine Gray check out her personal website.

Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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