GARD Center Receives a National Youth Award

The Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center (GARD Center) has received a Lifetime Service Award from the Department of Youth Affairs for its training and development of the youth of Antigua and Barbuda since November 1989.  The National Youth Awards Ceremony for 2014, was held on 31 January 2015, at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds.
For the last 25 years the Center, a grass-root, non-government, church-based organization has trained over 4,500 persons in diverse fields of interest in technical/vocational and enterprise development.  We have been able to offer ‘second chances’ to young people between the ages 16 – 35 years, with a special focus on women.