Shapers Profile:


Kemar Saffrey

The Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society
About me:

Kemar Saffrey is a 23-year old entrepreneur and social activist who is passionate and driven towards providing care, support and upliftment to those who are less fortunate. From the age of 18, Mr. Saffrey has been involved with charitable organizations in the areas of drug education and counseling services. This led to him co-founding Supreme Counseling and Personal Development; an organization focused on working with students from secondary and tertiary institutions to deliver professional development and academic and career counseling services. In 2008, he was the winner of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) Incubator Program for the keen business savvy which he exhibited in his role as Managing Director of K & K General Cleaning Services -- which he founded and is funded by the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT) and Citibank. In 2009, he was awarded the Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT). In 2010, he was the recipient of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Award from Harvard University, and was also recognized as an International Growing Up CEO for his remarkable achievements in leading inner city companies. He was awarded the Kiwanis Community Service Award in 2011 and was selected as the Kiwanis Citizen of the Year in 2012. In 2013, he was awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development Work. Kemar is the Founder, President and Chairman of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Soci