Grenada Learning and Leadership Academy
Commonwealth Point of Light 135. Akarda Ventour
Akarda Ventour, representing Grenada, is the director of the ‘Grenada Learning and Leadership Academy’ which provides mentoring and leadership training to socially marginalised young people, such as teenage parents.
Akarda engages young people through volunteering aimed at improving their interpersonal skills. Akarda is also director of ‘La Baye Theatre Company’, through which she mentors young actors and assists with the production and funding of plays.
“I am pleased, honored and humbled to accept this award and to join past recipients who are also making a difference in communities around the world.
“A very special thanks to the Points of Light for selecting me for this award. This great initiative showcases the many acts of kindness and the impact it is having on society. I must recognize that there are other kind-hearted people doing selfless work in different ways in different parts of the world. Thank you to those who nominated me and supported my nomination. And, of course, thank you to all who have and continue to always supporting me. Once again, thank you Points of Light for this recognition.”