President & Founder

Mr. Kemar Saffrey, well known advocate in his capacity as President/Founder of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS), can be described as many things- a successful entrepreneur, avid businessman, motivational speaker, facilitator, minister of the Gospel, philanthropist, youth activist and a highly self-motivated, yet humble individual, who is willing to bring any idea from conception to reality, with measured success..

Indeed, all these attributes are to be lauded. While Saffrey is not one who thrives on excessive praise and commendations however, indeed, it is his passion for assisting those who have hit rock bottom that must be mentioned, as it certainly sets him apart from the crowd. Saffrey is one who dares to go where others have never gone before and perhaps would not care to and it is his passion and drive that has seen him making a difference in the lives of over 1000 persons over the last five to seven years.

Outside of his role as BVHS President, to date, Saffrey serves on numerous “Boards” as a Treasurer for the Caribbean Coalition for Social Justice (CCSJ), as the United Nations UNFPA Youth Advisor for Barbados & the OECS, a member of the Caribbean Canada Alliance for Young Entrepreneurs (CCAYE) and The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), as a co-founder of Supreme Counselling for Personal Development, Consultant to Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Facilitator with Crime Stoppers Barbados, a known judge in the Miss Humanity International pageant and trustee of Minors Club Barbados. He is also a Kiwanian..

Saffrey also holds some key “Business Positions” in a number of companies such as Saffrey’s Inc. hair salon, ice cream parlors, equipment & sound rental, delivery services, marketing, app development, NGOs and business consulting.

On the social scene, Saffrey has been a part of the UN Global Environment Facility - Expanded Constituency Workshop and the US State Department International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) Certified Civil Society 2.0.

Saffrey has widely travelled the Caribbean, USA and Latin American and Asian regions.

Saffrey has been able to take this message around the globe, as an award winning advocate, who has had the pleasure of shaking the hand of Queen Elizabeth the II in his award winning trips, has a long list of achievements for a young man of just 28 years. His awards attained at the national, regional and international level some of his awards include the following:

• The Commonwealth Youth for Excellence in Development Work Award, 2012
• Certified in Workshops, 2013
• Visited Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, 2012
• Kiwanis Citizen of the Year for the Eastern Caribbean & Canada District, 2011/2012 (the highest award in Kiwanis)
• Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award 2012 (the highest award in Rotary)
• Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT)- Social Entrepreneurship Award, 2009
• Initiative For a Competitive Inner City ICIC International Growing CEO Winner, 2009
• People choice of the year 2015 (Barbados)
• Nation GEM of Barbados 2016 (considered one of Barbados 50 Gems)
• Met with Prince Harry (2016)

All these accomplishment can be lauded, but Saffrey's greatest accomplishment came when he met and married his beautiful wife Andrea Saffrey, they both have two wonderful children Avornique and Naaham.