St Vincent and the Grenadines
Kenville Horne (Commonwealth Point of Light 24)
Kenville Horne, representing St Vincent and the Grenadines, is the founder of ‘The Kenville Horne Sports Academy’, which supports disadvantaged young people aged 6-17.
After being homeless at the age of 13 and associated with a local gang in Kingstown, Kenville turned his life around by finishing school and assisting sports classes in local primary schools. In 2011 he established the sports academy programme that has helped over 285 young people by building their confidence and leadership skills through cricket and football coaching sessions. Kenville was presented by Her Majesty The Queen with a ‘Queen’s Young Leaders Award’ in 2015.
“I am truly honoured to be recognised in this manner. The award is a validation of the work I am doing with kids in my community. It gives me impetus to continue helping more youths.”
Janet Douglas, UK High Commissioner in St Vincent and the Grenadines said:
“Kenville is a shining example of what can be achieved through the commitment and dedication of volunteers around the Commonwealth. Because of the work he is doing a large number of young people have a positive role model to look up to and who supports them to fulfil their potential.”
Kenville also recorded the below response to receiving a Points of Light award:
Did you know: Today’s Commonwealth #PointsofLight winner @kenvilleHorne, from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who was also presented with a @QueensLeaders Award in 2015 🇻🇨@RoyalFamily @UKinCaribbean @grenadahcuk @HCJanetDouglas #ourCommonwealth pic.twitter.com/y1Ao9sllqK
— CHOGM London 2018 (@Commonwealth18) March 6, 2018
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