Social enterprise founder is named Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year 2016
November 11, 2016
10 November 2016
Robin Lockhart, the founder of a social enterprise which supports at-risk teenagers and young adults through music and sport, has been named Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year.
The Briton, who was born in Zambia, received the accolade at the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards. He was one of five outstanding youth workers recognised in today’s awards, which this year celebrate those using sport and the creative arts to inspire and support young people.
The director of Catalyst In Communities, a social enterprise based in east London, works with football clubs, musicians and other artists to help young people reject crime and abusive relationships and aspire for a better future.
On receiving his award, he appealed for greater investment in youth work as a means of supporting young people and addressing divisions in society: “It is an honour to receive an award such as this,” he said. “Youth work for me is investing in the future. Nobody goes into this field of work for awards, we do it because we’re passionate and we care.”
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