Saffrey in line for youth award
For his work with the homeless and vagrants, chairman of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS) Kemar Saffrey has been listed among 16 finalists eligible for the coveted Commonwealth Youth Award For Excellence In Youth Development.
Saffrey will travel to London on March 6 to join other finalists for the Commonwealth Awards Ceremony at the Commonwealth Secretariat on March 12.
“It is an honour to be recognized at the level of the Commonwealth,” Saffrey said, adding that it showed that the society’s efforts were being watched not only at home, but also abroad.
This presented an opportunity for BVHS to be recognized internationally and for people to see that the society wants to extend its scope and work.
Saffrey was nominated by the Barbados Youth Business Trust. Criteria for entry included work in the development of an area to sustain livelihood, education or children and tackle poverty. (LK)