A Vincentian is among 13 young entrepreneurs from the Eastern Caribbean, who are participating in a U.S.-sponsored fellowship programme in the United States.

Karen De Freitas is attending the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, which runs from September 20 to October 23,.

The aim of the programme is empower entrepreneurs and civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to economic development in their communities.

The thirteen entrepreneurs joined their counterparts from other parts of the Caribbean and also Latin America, with the goal of expanding their leadership and entrepreneurial experience, through fellowships at businesses and civil society organizations across the United States.

YLAI Fellows will build networks and lasting partnerships to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures.

The other Eastern Caribbean participants are from Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Dominica; Grenada; St. Kitts and Nevis; and St. Lucia.