We are pleased to highlight our National, Regional and Global Project Partners in Barbados and beyond, who have made this Programme possible in every continent of the world!
These Corporate Entities , Individuals and Youth Leaders are our partners
in championing Education, Literacy and Positive Change.
Queens Young Leader, Founder of Youth Organisation for Upliftment - Jamaica
Aubrey supports and motivates young people to bring about positive changes to their lives and those of others. He is the founder of the Youth Organisation for Upliftment, which provides a space where young people can come together and make a difference in their community. Since its establishment in 2009, the organisation has run a number of campaigns, including The Crime Out Campaign, a youth-led peace movement which inspired young people to speak out against violence. In his current role as country co-ordinator for the RuJohn Foundation in Jamaica, Aubrey helps provide underprivileged schools and students with resources such as computers, school lunches and sporting equipment. It also arranges yearly activities like celebrity sports camps and acting workshops. In addition, Aubrey serves as chairman for the Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica, which represents young people in policy making and he is a Jamaica House Fellow where he works with senior officials at the Office of the Prime Minister to contribute to national development.
Queens Young Leader Runner Up, Director of Youth on Fire - St. Lucia
Faustina helps to educate and care for disadvantaged people in her country, young and old alike. At 15, she joined the Youth On Fire Movement (YOFM), a group working to change the lives of young people. In 2014, she helped develop the YOFM After School Assistance Programme to provide one-to-one tuition to disadvantaged students, helping them to improve their grades at school. Since then, over 60 young people have benefitted from the programme. Faustina was elected YOFM President in 2016, and has since organised a free annual medical clinic to help members of the Anse-la-Raye community, in particular senior citizens, who are unable to afford medical care. She has also started the Christmas Good Turn initiative, dedicating Christmas Eve to delivering presents to senior citizens and children living in disadvantaged communities
Queens Young Leader , Founder of Guyana Golden Lives Organization - Guyana
Marva is transforming the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in Guyana. She is the founder of the Guyana Golden Lives Organization, which she has used to open up a national conversation about the loss of a loved one in childhood. The organisation provides financial and psycho-social support services for bereaved children, job opportunities for widows, and food hampers and building materials for low income families. In the future, Marva hopes to hold ‘grief in the classroom’ workshops for teachers and community outreach initiatives on bereavement. Marva has also created Camp Golden, a camp for bereaved young people, which provides counselling, food, shelter and educational opportunities. In addition, Marva is a founding member of Den-Amstel Dynamic Network, a youth group focused on restoring the cultural art forms for which her home village of Den-Amstel was once famous.
Queens Young Leader Founder of Humanitarian Association of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (HARTT) - Trinidad
Benedict is dedicated to improving social equality in his country. He is the founder of the Humanitarian Association of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (HARTT), which focuses on providing humanitarian assistance to refugees. Its programmes have included an initiative which taught refugees English and extra-curricular activities to help them integrate into their new culture. Benedict also sits on the committee for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women in Trinidad and Tobago. Currently, he is working alongside other young people throughout the Caribbean to launch a Youth Peace and Security Think Tank, the aim of which is to promote peace and security for all, especially for those from minority backgrounds
Queens Young Leader Runner Up, Youth Challenge - Vanuatu, Pacific Continent
Winy supports young people to play a positive role in their community. As a volunteer for Youth Challenge Vanuatu, Winy mentors group members and runs activities to help build a strong community. One of the programmes she works on is the Through Their Eyes Project, which brings young people together with community leaders to discuss ways of addressing the needs of the community, for example, introducing a recycling scheme at the local school. Winy is also a senior officer at CARE, an international humanitarian aid organisation which focuses on working with women and girls in Vanuatu to create sustainable change in the community.
Queens Young Leader Runner Up, Founder of Project Checkmate - India, Asia Continent
Devanshi is using her love of chess to empower, educate and alleviate the hardships faced by local children in India. In 2016, she founded Project Checkmate to teach chess to underprivileged young people in her community. The project has since expanded and currently trains 40 students. Devanshi now also teaches the game to blind students, and runs mentoring sessions to help provide her young chess players with basic life skills. Devanshi hosts regular matches, quizzes, lectures and camps for participants, including accompanying them to local, state and national chess events. She has authored two books on how to play chess, which have also been translated into braille. Devanshi hopes to expand Project Checkmate to new regions, and diversify its work beyond chess by recruiting volunteers who can offer training in other areas.
Queens Young Leader Runner Up, Co-Founder of Children Assurance Programmes - Sierra Leone, Africa Continent
Chikondi Violet Mlozi
Queens Young Leader , Founder of Youth Net and Counselling - Malawi, Africa Continent
Andrew is a social worker and provides education for vulnerable children. He is the co–founder of the Children Assurance Programmes – Sierra Leone (CAP–SL), which addresses child protection, education and gender equality. The organisation provides scholarships to children from deprived homes and supports teenage mothers with their education. Andrew mentors and teaches young people in his community, including 15 Ebola survivors. Through drama, group activities and mentoring, he raises awareness of sexual and gender-based violence in his community. He has so far trained 42 volunteers and engaged with 14 schools to teach young people about the issue and to explain where people can access help if needed.
Chikondi is finding new ways to improve the lives of women and children within her country. As a district co-ordinator for Youth Net and Counselling in Malawi, she helps to free girls from forced, early marriages, supports victims of abuse and provides women with mentoring opportunities. Chikondi’s work also involves using theatre and road shows to raise awareness about children’s rights. In addition, she co-ordinates an initiative to increase access to healthcare for people living in rural communities and has set up 17 support groups for people living with HIV. In the future, she would like to establish community counselling centres in rural areas to offer support to children who have experienced sexual abuse.
Queens Young Leader, Co-Founder of Youth for Change - Manchester, Europe Continent
Harry promotes the rights of women and girls through education and advocacy. He is the co-founder of Youth for Change (YFC), which is a global youth led organisation that works in partnership with organisations and governments to tackle gender-based violence and to create positive change. YCF’s main aim is to eradicate early forced marriage (EFM) and female genital mutilation (FGM) in their generation. The organisation works in the UK, Bangladesh, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Youth for Change started a campaign called #traintoprotect which provides a curriculum for teachers to protect girls from FGM and EFM. So far Harry and his team have trained 100 teachers in six schools in London. They also partnered with IKRWO (The Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation) and Not in My Classroom, to hold the first UK Schools’ Conference on ending gender-based violence and to train more than 200 professionals. The team collaborated with the UK Government to host a Global Youth conference called the Girl Summit, where they equipped 400 young people from across the world to campaign on women’s rights.
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Queens Young Leader Runner Up, Founder of Project Checkmate - India, Asia Continent
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