Teocah Ainka Arieal Dove – Recipient of The Queen’s Young Leader Award – 2015

“My passion for social issues commenced when I became a volunteer member of The Voice of One Overcomers Club (Civil Society NGO:- one of its focus area:- HIV/AIDS) in 2004. This organization laid the foundation that initiated my calling, and a few years later, my career. It sparked my desire to do nothing less but serve humanity! Anderson Figaro was my first mentor, through volunteering under his leadership, I learnt everything from peer education, resource mobilization, activism, community engagement, transformational-servant leadership, engaging with multiple stakeholders, EVERYTHING! He carved the first roadway in my path to fulfilling my full potential.  He is a changemaker from my 1st quarter!”

We congratulate Teocah Ainka Arieal Dove on her accomplishment of being among 60 young leaders from across the British Commonwealth to be awarded with “The Queen’s Young Leader Award endorsed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth”.  The award recognises exceptional youth, (aged 18-29), who have shown substantial commitment and verve as a leader in community development.

Ms. Dove is one of the first female recipients of this honour.

 

From left to right (Antoinette Glasgow - Administrative Secretary, Anderson Figaro - Founder/Director, Teocah Arieal Ainka Dove - Former VON-OC Youth Ambassador)
From left to right (Antoinette Glasgow – Administrative Secretary, Anderson Figaro – Founder/Director, Teocah Ainka Arieal Dove – Former VON-OC Youth Ambassador)

File Photo:- (June 18, 2009 – prior to our meeting with then First Lady of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Jean Ramjohn-Richards)