August 16, 2019
SPARK SVG to host inaugural Youth Summit tomorrow

SPARK SVG will host the inaugural SPARK SVG Youth Summit tomorrow, Saturday, August 17.

Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a guiding framework, the summit brings together the youngest and brightest minds of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) for one day of impacting presentations by knowledgeable and lively facilitators.

The feature speaker for the event is Nikoli Edwards, Interim Political Leader of the Progressive Party of Trinidad and Tobago. Edwards is a Youth Advocate, Social Activist and Communications Professional. He was appointed as the youngest Independent Senator in Trinidad and Tobago and the youngest member of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago. He has held the international title of Vice Chairperson Policy, Advocacy and Projects of the Commonwealth Youth Council. He is the recipient of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2018 National Youth Award for Youth Activism.

Other speakers include Franz George, Moureeze Franklyn, Roselle Solomon, Tamira Browne, a representative from the Caribbean Youth Environmental Network (CYEN), Odion Hillocks, Karen Veira, Niasha Mofford, Tevin Burnett and Denicia Gaymes.

SPARK SVG is a non-governmental organization in SVG.

Under the tagline “It only takes a spark to ignite positive change,” SPARK SVG aims to stimulate, motivate and inspire young Vincentians to create positive change within themselves, their communities, their nation, their region and their world.

The event targets young people between the ages of 15-30. In order to ensure that the summit is accessible to all young people, SPARK SVG has created a scholarship program to attend the event through sponsorship by corporate entities and private individuals.

The entrance fee is $120.00 per person and includes access to the summit, lunch, snacks, a goodie bag and all handouts and support materials. Persons interested in sponsoring participants may email [email protected] or call 1-784-532-3347. Tickets are available at Vee Jay’s Restaurant and Bar (Downtown) and from SPARK SVG Ambassadors.