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St. Lucian woman’s advocacy group featured in New York Times

By SNO Staff
Mathurin at work.

Mathurin at work.

Alene Mathurin’s My Nanny Circle, a group focusing on the training and empowering of caregivers, was featured in The New York Times yesterday, Feb. 16.

Mathurin held a seminar last Saturday in Midtown, which, according to the newspaper, covered topics like early-childhood development, résumé building and mental health.

About 90 nannies attended, according to the report.

My Nanny Circle was described as a non-political “grass-roots group” .

“There is nobility in the nanny profession,” Mathurin told The Times. “The biggest problem I see is that we have a society that doesn’t value nannies, even though they supply the most important, valuable service: caring for children.”

According to the publication, Mathurin hosts Facebook Live sessions twice weekly on topics such as year-end bonuses and embracing forgiveness. The group’s Facebook page has over 1,500 members.

Mathurin is a family and caregiver coach and selfe-mployed writer who studied psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Rutgers University–Newark, according to her Facebook profile.

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4 comments

  1. That is truly awesome,keep working hard.By the way you are gorgeous.

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  2. Alene you continue to make me as a friend and your community and country proud. Forever you friend.....forever your fan.... Jan mwen...lol....Love you Rosebud and so very proud of you! Aim, Reach and Soar Lene !

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  3. This is fantastic news and well deserved, it's great to get recognition for something positive given the often lack of services for children.

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  4. This is so amazing!! Im so very proud of her and the work that she is doing. We are proud as a nation.....someone is in the news for a good and satisfying reason!!

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