Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Janelle loves her community Harlesden, which she considers the “most diverse place ever”, and which reminds her of her homeland. There is a Trinidadian roti shop and a panyard, the people are multicultural and the community is very lively – capturing all of Janelle’s favourite aspects of Trinidad. She says, “I love to celebrate and get creative. I LOVE roti and my steelpan. The culture promotes good-hearted, friendly, kind people like myself.”
Janelle is known within her community for organising life-changing events – occasions that bring people together to celebrate their Trinidadian roots. It’s important to her to plant seeds of empowerment; that young Trinidadian people know who they are and where they come from, as a key part of their upbringing.
Janelle’s childhood was not ideal. Her father was an alcoholic, and as in many families of an alcoholic this, unfortunately, led to domestic abuse, so she knows intimately the devastating effect this can have. Now she does her part to bring awareness to these issues, and to help those in need. “Too few people talk about domestic abuse and honour-based violence. With two women dying every week in the UK due to domestic violence, and an estimated 2.1 million men and women suffering domestic abuse in the UK, these statistics should be a more prominent topic in society.”
Janelle courageously uses her father’s “mess” as a message to help others, and is of the belief that people can go through painful experiences in their lives and still find the strength to transform their lives to help others. She has been invited to speak at parliament and was part of a prison ministry at her church, a means of encouraging inmates to also see that this does not have to be the end of their story.
Not only does Janelle host community events that celebrate her culture, but in March 2018 she organized a Mother’s Day Banquet – with her own funds – to recognize the women in her community who offer services such as volunteering at the community food bank, music lessons, teaching and much more. It was heart-warming to see the faces of the women who received awards. They were joined by many noteworthy officials including MP Dawn Butler, Mayor of Brent, MP Muhammed Butt, and the High Commissioners from both Trinidad and Barbados. Miss Africa and several other beauty queens also came to support this great event, all in the name of sharing knowledge and experience, and of giving inspiration for future endeavours.
It doesn’t end there. Janelle is also, Mrs Janelle Shelly Clarke-Pamphile.
“My experience with Autism is a personal one my son was diagnosed with Autism age 5
Together we wrote his book sharing our feeling and experiences to inspires
In my childhood I also suffered with Stuttering and Slow speech this really affected my confidence I wanted to help
parents with children affected by Speech impediment, Speech delays, and Autism
I believe that Autistic children are amazing. They can climb the highest mountain and they can swim in the deepest blue sea.
The most important key to support families with Autism is Routine and Nurture
confidence in that child treat them no different they don’t want pity all they need is Love and
support builds their confidence because they are brilliant children .
I am married to Linus Pamphile and we are blessed with four children 3boy ages 6 17, and 20 and 1 girl aged 10
The two eldest are my step children; they are all Authors and industrious.
As a mother to 3 boys and a mentor to young men in my community of Brent in London affected by addiction I
see the strugglers our black boys have and started mentoring boys about 12 years ago from attending prison
ministry with my church Edmonton Seventh Day Adventist to motivate and inspire them
I believe our black boys are a great leaders of the future and it is so important to nurture them and their mindset
these young men need leadership and mentorship training many of them coming from single parents home without a male supporters
I believe they need to realise their greatness and unleash their potential
I want to say to the younger generation to Never Give Up I know we are living in unprecedented times
Keep studying keep reading keep improving yourself readers make leaders I learnt this very early in life ALWAYS BE PREPARED
I did not do well at my exams in Trinidad . You noticed I did not say I failed my exams No I said i did not do well
words have power speak words of power and encourage yourself ..I remember I use to listen to Les Brown the motivational speaker that transformed my life
My motto SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS AND I WILL SHOW YOU WHO YOU REALLY ARE