GARD Center Recognised Regionally
The Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center (GARD Center) has been recognised once again for its work, with the presentation of a regional award to its Executive Director, Mrs. Roberta Williams.
The Female Social Entrepreneur Award 2016 by the Global Innovation Partnership (GIP) and the Caribbean Center of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods (CoESL) was given to Mrs. Williams along with 19 other Caribbean women in the Region, who were awarded as a result of their creativity and expertise in mobilizing financial and other resources to help people build sustainable livelihoods through entrepreneurship and / or entrepreneurial acumen and support to develop people for progress in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The GARD Center, which falls under the auspices of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, continues to empower vulnerable youth with providing opportunities for entrepreneurial and technical vocational skills training and provision of services. Mrs. Williams is humbled by this recognition and shares this award with her staff, as they have a passion and continue to empower at risk young men and women with skills in competitive disciplines, that will help them compete in this global environment.