The Honourable Darryl Smith, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs presented Terez Lord with her letter of appointment as Trinidad and Tobago’s CARICOM Youth Ambassador on Thursday at the Ministry’s Head Office.
The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme contributes to the increase in youth knowledge and awareness, raises the profile of young people at the national and regional levels and assists in integrating the views and perception of youth across the region into national, regional and international policies and programmes.
During her tenure as Youth Ambassador for the period 2017-2018, Ms. Lord, amongst a network of young Caribbean Nationals in the Caribbean Region, will advocate for and educate young people about CARICOM issues and priorities and effectuate other roles and responsibilities such as:
-Assisting in the development and conduct of programmes targeted for vulnerable groups that would provide requisite skills and competencies and build self-confidence;
-Promoting multi-sector collaboration by engaging a wide range of partners in order to plan for community action programs and services provided for youth or by youth; and
-Fostering an environment that is supportive of youth participation and leadership.