About the Ashley Lashley
The Ashley Lashley Foundation; Charity number 1489 which was launched in December 2019, building on four (4) years of activism by Ashley Lashley, a Barbadian UNICEF Youth Advocate with a wide focus on social development issues particularly as it relates to health, the environment, and women’s rights.
In 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, the Ashley Lashley Foundation has hosted four Global Youth Network Summits as it relates to Non-Communicable Diseases, Sustainable Development Goals, Climate change and Health and Sports for Climate Action. In 2020, The Ashley Lashley Foundation founded the HEY (Healthy and Environmentally Friendly Youth) Campaign, a Caribbean-initiated campaign on Climate Change and health with global outreach, seeking to build bridges between youth in the Caribbean and around the World.
The Ashley Lashley Foundation’s primary focus is therefore to bring about a greater sense of awareness of some of the world’s major social, environmental and health issues, such as the health impacts of climate change, particularly in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Schools Against Non-Communicable Diseases and The HEY Campaign have become major projects under the Ashley Lashley Foundation.
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About Our Founder
Ashley Lashley, a Barbadian UNICEF Youth Advocate with a wide focus on social development issues particularly as it relates to health, the environment, and women’s rights. Miss Lashley began on her journey by establishing in 2016, while still at The Lodge School in Barbados, The Schools Against Non-Communicable Diseases when she was sixteen (16) years old. She also chaired committees on these issues and worked with many NGOs and Community Based Organizations in Barbados.
Miss Lashley was crowned Miss Teen Barbados in 2016 and Miss World Barbados in 2018. She represented Barbados at the Miss World show which was held in Sanya, China in December 2018 and became a finalist in the show and graced the runway of New York Fashion Week and LA Fashion Week.
Since The Schools Against Non-Communicable Diseases’ inception, Miss Lashley has initiated, together with partners, a series of social intervention programs essentially designed to tackle these issues.
She was named an Advocate on Childhood Obesity by the Heart Stroke Foundation of Barbados and was honored by the Optimist Club for her work on Non-Communicable Diseases.
Miss. Lashley is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Model Patrol which is a creative development academy and management whose main objectives is to create and provide the necessary enabling environment and enhance the capabilities of young and talented Barbadian & Caribbean creatives drawn from all social corridors island especially in the communities to reach the international stage.