Two Jamaicans are among the 16 finalists announced for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards.

They are founder of Cheer Sensation JA Stephen McCubbin, and founder of The Aviation Club of Jamaica, Samuel Neil.

A pan-Commonwealth judging panel met last week to determine the top individuals in each of the awards’ four regional categories.

These are Africa and Europe, Asia, Caribbean and Canada, and Pacific.
Both Mr. McCubbin and Mr. Neil are joined by Lalita Gopaul from Guyana and Sowmyan Jegatheesan from Canada in the Caribbean and Canada region.

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1000.00 to expand the scope of their projects.

Regional winners will each earn a trip to London to attend the awards ceremony on March 11, 2020 and will receive £3,000.

The overall pan-Commonwealth winner will take home a total of £5000.00.

The Commonwealth Youth Awards recognize outstanding young people whose innovative projects have made a real impact in helping their countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.