St Vincent and the Grenadines will be represented at the “One Young World” Summit in Ottawa Canada by Vincentian, Dillon Ollivierre. The Summit is scheduled to run from September 28 to October 1, 2016, and will host 1,300 youth delegates from over 190 countries.
One Young World is the leading global forum for young leaders aged 18-30 and gathers the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections and develop solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues such as education,human rights, peace, environmental issues and security.
Ollivierre, who hails from the Grenadine Island of Bequia, will serve as the flag bearer for St.Vincent and The Grenadines at the opening ceremony which takes place on Parliament Hill on the evening of Wednesday September 28th beginning at 6:30 PM.
One Young World founders, Kate Robertson and David Jones, will join the Mayor of Ottawa to officiate and welcome the delegates to Ottawa and to the summit. The One Young World counsellors who will guide the forum, will also be introduced.
The list of counsellors include former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, singer and Oscar winning actress Cher, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will also be in attendance.
Ollivierre received The Queen’s Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in June 2016.
When Radio Grenadines asked Ollivierre about the Summit, Dillon said “ I was invited to apply for the One Young World summit on an All Bar None scholarship which means the trip is fully funded. Thankfully my application was successful”. Ollivierre went on to say “ one important lesson I’ve learnt during my residential week in the U.K is to dream big, and in dreaming big I have done my best to embrace all opportunities presented to me and to build on the work that I’m doing. I hope it inspires and awakens other youth”.
Ollivierre ended by saying “ I am thankful for the continued support and outpour of love. Being able to represent and contribute to the development of my country and my people is a humbling and exciting opportunity. I am a Vincentian and will continue striving to represent my country to the best of my ability. I also look forward to seeing more Vincentian youth embrace these opportunities.”
Dillon Ollivierre, the 2016 Queen’s Young Leader from St. Vincent & The Grenadines, recently had the honour and privilege to be a part of a one week residential program in the United Kingdom for taking the lead in transforming the lives of others in his community. While there, he got to network, attend sessions geared towards strengthening his leadership skills, meet influential leaders and receive his award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
People wanting to support and follow Ollivierre on his trip can follow him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ddollivierre or Facebook at www.facebook.com/dillonollivierre
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