Aware of anyone making true societal impact through art?

May 8, 2020


Many seem to underestimate the power that art has in terms of influencing people, changing beliefs and impacting positive change in society.

The JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards aim to recognise 10 young people (afed 18-40) coming from different sectors of society who have proven themselves to be true leaders of positive change. One such award is the ‘Cultural Achievement’.

This award calls all visual and performing artists whose practice brings about a social consciousness, by means of their subject matter or materials.

Past Winner – Jacqueline Grech

The past winner of this award (previously named SDG Conscious Cultural Achievement) was Jacqueline Grech. Jacqueline Grech is a scientist by day and Strummin’ Coordinator by night. Strummin’ is a charity concert which features a band accompanied by a guitar choir that strums along to popular songs. The concert raises money for a different local charity each year always donating thousands of Euros. She has managed to turn Strummin’ in a place where one can meet all the creative people from the youngest to the eldest and work towards raising funds for people in need. In 2015 she was approached to lead the team as a Project Coordinator together with her fellow Coordinator Gwyneth Zammit, and has been leading the organising committee since. Over the past year Jacqueline’s efforts have been directed towards establishing Strummin’ as a Foundation to not only put up a great show once a year for charity, but to organise regular classes and workshops that teach and develop further aspiring musicians that might not have the opportunity to develop their talents otherwise. 

Jacqueline Grech – Winner of 2018 SDG Conscious Cultural Achievement Award by JCI Malta

JCI Malta is currently on the lookout for outstanding individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who are doing spectacular work in their society. Help us recognise those young people working tirelessly to create positive change! 🤩Here's Jackie Grech, one of our honourees from 2018. She was awarded the 'SDG-Conscious Cultural Achievement' Award!*Nominate someone for our TOYP Awards today! 🏆*Read more:

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10 JCI Malta TOYP winners to be nominated for an Award in Johannesburg

The JCI Malta version of the TOYP Awards will lead the 10 chosen winners to be nominated for the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Programme (JCI TOYP) where they will compete with nominees from all around the world to win this same award, but on an international scale! Next year, the awards ceremony will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in November.

TOYP History

The original TOYP program was developed by Durwood Howes, President of The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce during 1930 – 1931. He conceived the idea of recognising outstanding individuals by publishing a yearbook entitled ‘America’s Young Men’ which highlighted the work of 12 exemplary leaders each year.

The United States Junior Chamber officially adopted the program in 1938. Since 1952, numerous JCI National Organisations have established their own Outstanding Young Persons Programs. Past recipients of national awards include well-known personalities such as Orson Welles, Howard Hughes, Nelson Rockefeller, John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, Benigno Aquino, and many more, all named before the age of 40 and before they had achieved national prominence.

In 1983, JCI officially adopted the JCI Ten Outstanding Persons of the World Programme. Since then, JCI has honoured hundreds of individuals from more than 50 nations.

This awards is sponsored by NDC Media.



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