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Yolande Clarke

About the Director:

Yolande Clarke was born and raised in Jamaica. She attended the University of the West Indies, and graduated with an Accounting Degree but she started the Lil’ Island Kidz project as a children’s book called ‘Yalena and the Spelling Bee’ and she was inspired to animate the series because she grew up without seeing Caribbean representation in cartoons. She won the 2016 Kingstoon Fest Storyboard award from the World Bank. Her hope is to build awareness to the international community about the Caribbean its diversity and culture, while inspiring kidz to believe in their abilities to succeed.

Project Title: LIL' ISLAND KIDZ

 

 

Yolande Clarke was born and raised in Jamaica. She attended the University of the West Indies, and graduated with an Accounting Degree but she started the Lil’ Island Kidz project as a children’s book called ‘Yalena and the Spelling Bee’ and she was inspired to animate the series because she grew up without seeing Caribbean representation in cartoons. She won the 2016 Kingstoon Fest Storyboard award from the World Bank. Her hope is to build awareness to the international community about the Caribbean its diversity and culture, while inspiring kidz to believe in their abilities to succeed.