Korey Anthony Chisholm
With the aspiration of becoming a Youth Leader, Advocate and an icon for positive change, 26yr old Korey Anthony Chisholm, who sees himself as a global individual fully capable of forming solutions to global issues. He is a Guyanese native resident of the Caribbean family and renounces the title of a Third World individual. He is a very sociable and loving individual who is extremely devoted to the effective and consistent development of young people. His aim is to efficiently and thoroughly impact the minds of young people, enabling them to see themselves as catalysts, to create significant change within their lives, homes, countries and by extension the world and thus activate and birth the talents, gifts and resources they naturally possess. Korey has been in the field of youth advocacy and community mobilization , HIV programming and management for the (7) seven years with the various International Civil Society Organizations and is very zealous about community development, governance, HIV, sexual and reproductive health, human rights and gender issues amongst young people and other most-at-risk communities.
Korey hold CXC passes in Home Economics, an award for global youth service (2006) and outstanding peer education and voluntary work (2005). His many achievements comes from his enthusiasm and love for volunteerism in youth and community development and leadership.
Over the Years he has worked as a Consultant for UNDP Barbados and OECS Youth-IN Project and a Facilitator for The Constellations on Life competence; National United Nations Volunteer – Community Youth Facilitator under the UNDP Enhanced Public Trust, Security and Inclusion attached to Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. (VYC) as the Officer in Charge of Community Projects, Programme Support and Volunteers System focusing on providing learning experiences to the after-school youth to reduce violence, Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation, enhance personal integrity and foster mutual respect. Coordinating volunteers for VYC’s to support program activities; facilitating peace education sessions with communities and managing the young leader club. This includes addressing issues relating to family planning for sexually active youth, teenage pregnancy, non-violence behavior, conflict transformation; the Regional Focal Point for Caribbean on Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS providing strategic information and Guidance in the region on HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights community projects amongst young people and the Founder & Chairperson of Diverse Youth Movement responsible for organizational management, leadership and membership personal development. He has been doing Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV and Human Rights peer educator & trainer and a facilitator with local civil society organizations in Guyana on issues around young people and the most-at-risk communities. He has experience developing and implementing projects for young people in the areas of life skills, livelihoods’, governance, community mobilization and leadership. He also is serving as a Youth representative on the Youth Advisory Board for World Youth Congress.
Korey has also served as a United Nations Volunteer implementing empowerment and development projects for young sexual and gender minorities; a Resource Assistant (consultant) for UNAIDS/MOH Adolescents Living with HIV Progarmme, Ensuring that the systems have the capacity to deal with adolescent and young adults would access their services, the National Focal Point for Guyana on Global Youth Coalition HIV/AIDS, the UNAIDS Special Youth Programme - Fellow, UN Joint Team on AIDS in Guyana Youth Volunteer, Community Facilitator for EveryChild Guyana, Projects Assistant for GuyberNet, an advocate for Commonwealth Youth Programme for positive living, Community Coordinator for International AIDS Candlelight Memorial for the Global Health Council and volunteered as peer educator/counselor for young people, person in most-at-risk population.
It's Korey's belief, that one’s purpose births his passions, and his passions determine his priorities. Any young person who has found there purpose, lives their passions and knows their priorities, is a young person that has truly empowered and will always succeed. Young people are the pulse of the nations, the heartbeat of the earth and hold the future of the world in their minds.
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