His commercial work has been published in magazines in New York, Barbados, and London but his main objective is to have one of his images published in the National Geographic printed Magazine. With the help of a few of his photography friends Rashad has organized and carried out a few photo walks and workshops on the island of New Providence, and has plans to teach the art of photography to as many as are willing to learn. Mega Mergers Apprenticeship Program is a youth development program that focuses on educating youths in the areas of basic business development, effective communication and sustainability (environmental, economic and social sustainability). They recently partnered with Bahamas Rowing Boats and its President, Jason Williams. One of Bahamas Rowing Boats’ goals is to encourage people of all ages to embrace and care for our natural resources, to develop healthy daily habits and to embrace the thousands of adventures that await them along the waterways of The Bahamas. This makes the partnership with Mega Mergers ideal as students were offered a unique opportunity to reinforce what was taught during their short summer eco consciousness and responsible business practices training talk.
Throughout the Mega Mergers Program students were taught how to transform discarded materials into viable resalable products so as to reduce what enters our land fill and create a stream of revenue with which to sustain them. At the next stage of the program they will be taught to row in an effort to help them truly buy into the idea of protecting our country and doing their part to ensure that we are able to sustain ourselves as a nation for future generations. Both Rashad Penn and Mega Mergers are dedicated supporters of the BNT and have participated in the Wine and Art Festival on multiple occasions. The BNT congratulates them and looks forward to their participation in next year’s festival.