He attended 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 associate bachelor 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, poet, 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), Leo Club, Key Club, Kyokushinkai, and the most remarkable achievement in his career is until now the highest vote-getter of the Youth Parliament Elections in 2005, and the longest running President of the Youth Parliament of Curaçao “Hoben Goberna” from 2005 till 2010.
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 worldwide 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 in Curaçao together with other amazing youngsters who supported the initiative. The foundation is created to emphasize the role of the youth in constructing their ideal nation, to develop the role of youth as new leaders and nation builders through engagement in their community.
In 2011 he transcends borders for the country after being recognized as the first ambassador of the global young platform “One Young World”.
In the meantime he is also co-founder of the Youth Vision 5000 Foundation, a movement by youngsters for youngsters to create their vision of Curaçao in 20 years during an Open Space Technology meeting with 5000 of their peers.
Furthermore Gwendell is working now on his international career as an actor, model, artist and philanthropist, so to broaden his network, so he can provide international services to his people through his upcoming enterprise. Which he’s also working towards achieving a diversed service-management, multi-media and entertainment enterprise.
He hopes to bring with his work a positive effect in the development of his nation but also into every community of the world. Through getting the opportunity to provide and exchange experiences worldwide.
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