San Marino’s entrants Jessika and Jenifer to participate in #WhoWeAre charity runs

On March 3, 2018, Jessika’s song #whoweare won 1in360, a talent show aimed at finding the “internet candidate” and San Marino’s official representative for Eurovision 2018.

The broadcaster from San Marino, Rtv, has in conjuntion with 1in360 announced that the winning artists Jessika Muscat and Jenifer Brening will take part in a series of running events across Europe to raise money for anti bullying causes.

Rtv released the following statement:

“#whoweare is an anti-bullying anthem informed by Jessika’s personal experiences. Co-written by Jenifer, it describes the struggles of anyone who at some point in their life was subjected to harrassing and demeaning treatment, whether in school, at their workplace or on social media.

While not targeted at sexual harrassment specifically, the song gains special significance in 2018, at a time when the facade of entrenched, and frequently male dominated, power structures around the world undergoes a thorough reexamination. But rather than assign blame, the song offers a positive unifying message.

The #whoweare Run for Charity on Lisbon

Jess and Jen have decided to put their money (or, rather, their hearts and lungs) where their mouth is. For the next ten weeks, they will participate in running events across Europe in a bid to raise money for anti-bullying causes. Fans will be able to donate to each #whoweare run and meet the artists at the events.

The quest will culminate in a #whoweare run on Lisbon organized by 1in360, which will be held between May 1 and May 12 (details to be confirmed). At the finish line, the artists will present a cheque for the money they raised and deliver it to the Diana Award (https://diana-award.org.uk/), a charity supported by the Royal Charities Forum of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry dedicated to the Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world.

In her capacity as a teacher, Jessika has been involved in various anti-bullying initiatives, including, most recently, eConfidence, an EU funded research project on serious games (that is, video games specifically developed for the educational sector) and young people’s behaviour related to bullying and the safe use of the internet. For more information, see http://www.econfidence.eu.

Join the cause and help Jess und Jen spread the love by taking part in one or more of the #whoweare runs.

More details will be made available on www.1in360.com in the coming days. Stay tuned.”

About Jessika and Jenifer

Jessika is a well-known Maltese singer and actress, born on February 27, 1989 in Mosta, Malta. She is supported by 21-year old German Jenifer Brening, who has a featuring role on the song. Jenifer is a singer-songwriter, born on December 15, 1996 in Berlin, Germany. A vocal powerhouse in her own right, she surprised audiences when – in true girl power form – she stepped in as a rapper at the last minute to replace Irol, a San Marinese hip-hop artist who had previously featured on the song. Shortly before the finals, Irol had informed Jessika that he would drop out of the song due to creative differences.

#whoweare is an anti-bullying anthem informed by Jessika’s personal experiences. Co-written by Jenifer, it describes the struggles of anyone who at some point in their life was subjected to harrassing and demeaning treatment, whether in school, at their workplace or on social media.

While not targeted at sexual harrassment specifically, the song gains special significance in 2018, at a time when the facade of entrenched, and frequently male dominated, power structures around the world undergoes a thorough reexamination. But rather than assign blame, the song offers a positive unifying message.

Watch the winning performance by Jessika and Jenifer below:

What do you think of this move by the San Marino entrants to raise money for anti-bullying causes?  Let us know in the comments below.

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