Youth Consultative Conference (YCC)

The Governor-General’s Youth Consultative Conference has become a platform through which youth, youth entities, and other stakeholders can discuss issues relevant to youth development and engagement. At this forum, young people from multiple disciplines and backgrounds can contribute to policy discussions, showcase their collective ideas, solutions, and innovations, as well as […]

Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA)

1991 – Governor-General Sir Howard Cooke recognised the need to celebrate our ‘unsung heroes’ by establishing The Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA). 2001 – The GGAA reached a new milestone; celebrating its 10th anniversary, having recognised over 140 Jamaicans, one from each parish, across various sectors and professions. A special pin was […]

Summer of Service (SOS) Programme

What is the Summer of Service? Summer of Service (SOS) is a competition conceptualised, developed and executed by the I Believe Initiative, an arm of the Governor-General’s Programme For Excellence. This competition seeks to encourage youth who are matriculating or are completing their first undergraduate year to dedicate their summer to […]