Thirty-seven (37) youth and community champions were inducted as ‘I Believe’ Initiative (IBI) Ambassadors. The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) hosted the 2020 IBI Ambassadors’ Induction Ceremony, under the theme ‘Engaging, Empowering & Inspiring Jamaicans’. The virtual ceremony was also used to showcase how the Programme uses its activities to engage and empower IBI Ambassadors to take on the mantle of IBI to use what’s right with Jamaica to fix what’s wrong with Jamaica, and by so doing, inspire other Jamaicans to do the same. The newly inducted IBI Ambassadors are individuals who are involved in their communities, have shown commitment and motivation to make a difference in our society.
New IBI Ambassadors charged to keep their commitment to the service of others and country
His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen welcomed the newly installed IBI Ambassadors and charged them to use their platforms to help increase the IBI’s visibility and accessibility.
His Excellency The Governor-General also renewed the call for more activities that build healthy families which can in turn create enabling environments that prepare young people for positive participation in our society – as the family is the bedrock of our society.
Many of our IBI Ambassadors are involved in other social, community and service Initiatives and were encouraged to pull on the wider network.
Custodes instrumental in the pinning of new IBI Ambassadors across the country.
The COVID-19 restrictions meant that new IBI Ambassadors would not have been received and pinned through the annual IBI Luncheon. Parish Custodes were invited to pin IBI Ambassadors at ceremonies held at the parish level.