Odayne Haughton

Odayne Haughton: Jamaica Youth Ambassador - CARICOM

Odayne HaughtonBorn and raised in Montego Bay, Odayne Haughton is an aspiring philanthropist who has gathered the ability to develop and nurture long-term relationships with people and is filled with an eager potential for the field of youth development. Odayne Haughton is an IT Security Analyst at the Bank of Jamaica and is an adjunct member of faculty in the Department of Computer Science at the University of the West Indies. He recently completed a Master’s degree in Computing.

For most of his life, Odayne has worked with various different non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting childhood literacy, youth development and youth empowerment. Currently Odayne is the Director of one these organizations, The Valley Foundation.

Through the Valley Foundation, Odayne has led youth development workshops at over 15 high schools throughout Montego Bay, Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica. As a born philanthropist Odayne’s work doesn’t go unnoticed, being a candidate for the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for youth service and a recent recipient of the Governor General’s award of Excellence in academics Volunteerism.

As a result of his dedication and hard work Odayne was elected as the Caribbean and Americas representative for the Commonwealth Students Association where he now works with student organizations and guilds throughout the region as well as sit as Youth Advisor to the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO.

When Odayne is not doing charity work, school work, teaching or leadership workshops through his organization, he enjoys doing other outreach and youth related projects through other organizations as he currently serves as a Lieutenant in the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force, advisor to the Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS) and the former Coordinator for the University Leadership Social Justice Program.

Odayne is a regular contributor of nation building, region building and youth development. Odayne is dedicated to improving the lives and standards of living of people in marginalized communities in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the Americas community through fostering inclusive growth strategies that will inoculate independence, self-reliance, collective prosperity and sustainability.