Four Caribbean nationals receive Queen Leaders Award

January 14, 2015 in Regional

YoungLeaders-LogoBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 13, CMC – Four Caribbean nationals are among 60 young people from across the Commonwealth who are being recognized as exceptional leaders in their communities.

A statement from the British High Commission here said that the 60 young people will be the first to ever receive the Queen’s Leaders Award.

The Caribbean nationals are Donnya Piggott from Barbados, Kellyn George from Dominica, Javon Liburd from St Kitts and Nevis and Kenville Horne from St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The statement said the Award, which will be presented in London by Queen Elizabeth in June, “celebrates the achievements of young people who are taking the lead to transform the lives of others and make a lasting difference in their communities”.

The Award is part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme.

The winners, aged between 18 and 29, are working to support others, raise awareness and inspire change on a variety of different issues including; education, climate change, gender equality, mental health and disability equality.

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is a new initiative established by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society in recognition of The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

“Over the next four years the programme will support thousands of young people. In addition to the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, the programme will provide grants to support organisations in selected countries across the Commonwealth that work with young people to transform their lives,” the statement added.