Vincentian Receives Queens Young Leader Award

Photo compliments Radio Grenadines

Dillon Ollivierre of Bequia, St Vincent, and the Grenadines received the Queen’s Young Leader award on Friday 24th June 2016 from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace, London, UK.

As a teacher Dillon tries to inspire young people, both in the classroom and beyond, to become model citizens. As well as discussing the concerns of his students with them, Dillon is a poet and has written about a number of issues young people face, such as suicide, domestic abuse and crime.

He is also the director of an NGO called Rise Up Bequia Inc., which was set up to help people affected by the country’s 2013 floods.

The group organised a concert to raise money for the victims and provided children with school supplies. Members also held a Talent Expo where participants had the chance to perform with established local artists.

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