Ms. Ancilla Kirby - Executive Projects Officer

Ancilla Kirby may be small in stature, but she has a great passion for service burning in her. The love she has for helping others. Ancilla is passionate about philanthropy, politics, and the empowerment of young women. Her mantra is: “in order to find yourself, you must lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

She realised her passion for helping others when she worked in the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services starting in 2012. At the Ministry, she had a lot of interactions with the public in need of assistance with grants and community outreaches.

Ancilla is from Success Village, Laventille, and uses her life experiences to fuel the fire to assist others and offer solution-oriented approaches. To help achieve this she has embarked on sustainable community impact projects for public education.

She was recently accepted to pursue Law at UWI Cave Hill Barbados because she believes this would strengthen her activism. Though labels have been placed on persons of Laventille, Ancilla is not limiting herself to this but defying the odds to show that there is good which arises from the community that can impact positively.

A poignant and unique facet of Ms. Kirby is humanitarianism. Her well-crafted and succinct articles/editorials are published by the Express, Newsday, and Guardian Newspapers. Her strong media presence has caught the attention of many to bring awareness through her presence on social media of campaigns and spoken word pieces/poetry against gender-based violence, racism, animal rights, child abuse, discrimination against persons with different disabilities, and injustices. 

She has continually advocated for gender-sensitive approaches to legislative reform for stronger representations of women in all spheres of development too. Her noteworthy contribution as a blogger captures political awareness where infringements on the rights of citizens should be given a voice. Such a voice echoed throughout the lengths, breaths, and depths of Trinidad and Tobago. Given the opportunity, she uses whatever little she has to create huge footprints. Her rich talent is found in the arts and crafts of journalism, media, and communication.

Giving to her community is her lifelong pursuit. Ancilla has embarked on fulfilling journeys to represent our country so well, strongly evoking selflessness and encapsulated by the desire to ensure the moral upliftment of others for using little and doing so much. In 2021 she won the National Youth Award for Youth Activism/ Service and was nominated for Communications and Media. She became the 2022 Global Parliament Delegate to Bangkok, Thailand in June and a recipient of the Global Leadership Award. She is also a member of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust since 2021.

Email Ancilla at: projects@trinidadyouthcouncil.org

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Chelsea Antoine

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Karina Nanan

Trustee

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