Young Jamaicans helped by Queen’s Young Leaders Grants

Mar 16, 2016

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As part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Grants Week we are highlighting projects across the Commonwealth that have received a grant from the Programme to support their work with young people.

Today we are looking at four projects in Jamaica which were selected to receive a grant. They are: JAMAICA YOUTH BUSINESS TRUST, SANDALS FOUNDATION, DIGICEL FOUNDATION and J-FLAG, and all work with young people to help their communities.

Both Jamaica Youth Business Trust and the Sandals Foundation will support young farmers to turn their good ideas into strong businesses. The Jamaica Youth Business Trust will provide training, mentoring and financial support to encourage young people into a career in agriculture. The Sandals Foundation is working to build centres where young people who have left school early are given the opportunity to learn how to run agricultural businesses, and at the same time gain a high school education.

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Learning different farming techniques with the Sandal Foundation

In Kingston, Digicel will help to tap into the potential young people have to bring about change in their communities, by providing training and funds to run social enterprises.

J-Flag works to help young people in Jamaica advocate for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities at both a community and national level.

Find out more about The Queen’s Young Leaders Grants programme here.

You can read more about the Grants here.

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