GWENDELL “WEN” MERCELINA, JR.
Since birth a very active boy, did everything he could full of energy and always prepared.
He’s characterized as a very ambitious, professional and charismatic young man.
Studied at the Johan van Walbeeck kleuter en basisschool (primary and elementary school), then went to Radulphus College (highschool) did his HAVO (Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs).
In 2007 he finished the highest high school education in Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean (VWO – Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs) as the best graduate at a private school. Afterwards he studied Antillean Law at the University of the Netherlands Antilles; until he finished his propodeuticals he went to the private University of the Dutch Caribbean to study Marketing & International Management until now.
Gwendell has always been pretty well-known in his community as an actor, writer, model, tv-host, master of ceremonies, trainer, athlete and also in several organizations as “Djadumingu Mainta”, “Pastoral Hubenil”, Curaçao Beauty Organization, “Endemol” (Netherlands), Rainbow Push Coalition (Chicago), “Eenheid is Kracht” Foundation (Netherlands), Youth Outreach (Bonaire), Nationale Jeugd Instituut (Suriname), Junior Chamber International, Toastmasters International, President of HEFKE (Hoben Empresario Formando Kreando i Edukando/Young Entrepreneurs Forming, Creating and Educating), Youth Vision 5000 as secretary, and President of the Youth Parliament of Curaçao “Hoben Goberna” since 2005.
Next to all his activities, he got chosen as Youngster of the Year 2009, Top 5 Most Outstanding Men of Curaçao and got a Wheel of Perseverance Award from his neighborhood-platform.
Through all his years as President of the Youth Parliament and working on his international career he’s been promoting and working on projects of nation building through the youth.
Which brought him to a new concept of leadership and nation building; this made him launch on the International Youth Day 2010 his new foundation “WE LEAD”, that will work towards the celebration of the International Youth Year 2010-2011.
Furthermore Gwendell works towards his own entertainment company named “WENSHOW”.
He hopes with his work to bring a positive effect in the development of his nation but also into every community of the world.