Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Last day to vote Barbadian as Outstanding Young Person of the World

Barbadian Gregory Skeete is among 20 finalist doing amazing things around the world, vying to be named one of Junior Chamber International's (JCI) Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP).

That programme puts a spotlight on the various work of these overwhelming progressive and charitable persons, who are making waves in their communities as members of an organisation geared at helping them become their best selves through service, JCI.

Skeete truly embodies this focus, as he has used his economic, business and entrepreneurial skills to develop strategies to help address various challenges in the island. Something highlighted on JCI's TOYP website:

"Driven by his passion to use engineering as a social and economic solution in his home country of Barbados, Gregory Skeete has dedicated his career to engineering better lives and societies through service, creativity, solutions and simplicity. 

After identifying several pressing challenges in Barbados, Skeete realized that the solution was not singular and would require the mobilization of individuals as problem solvers. It was because of this that he founded two companies, Life Engineer and Pilly the Pelican. Life Engineer is designed to help people and organizations manufacture increased performance for individuals to gain success in their lives by personal definition while maximizing their potential to develop and ultimately serve others.

Realizing that an individual’s true personal and social development starts at a young age and believing and thus believing life skills should begin being taught from childhood, he developed Pilly the Pelican. Based on a S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, art, math) curriculum combined with culture and character lessons, Pilly the Pelican teaches children in Barbados about the culture of their community through books and inspires them to be designers of their own future. 

Although his background began in mechanical engineering, Skeete has become an engineer of life. He continues to dedicate his career to the development of children to build a more vibrant and educated Barbadian society."

Now he needs your help to gain further recognition, as he continues to work towards impacting the lives of children for a better Barbados. 

Friday, August 24 is the final day to vote for this outstanding Barbadian to be among the top 10 young persons around the world honoured as they, "exemplify the spirit of the JCI Mission and provide extraordinary service to their communities".

You can do that by simply clicking here to visit the JCI TOYP website

Once there select Gregory Skeete's photo to view his biography and accomplishments and then click "Like".

Time to get voting!

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