One hundred young people will benefit from a National Leadership Training Programme offered by the University of the West Indies in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Development and National Service (MYDNS).
The programme will be offered over a period of four weeks and will include six modules.
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Dr. Acolla Lewis-Cameron, said the aim of the programme is to develop an effective leadership training instrument that supports the new generation of youth leaders in various spheres within the district and national levels in the country.
Youth Officer Three at MYDNS, Ms. Sherry-Ann Ramlal, said the the philosophy of the National Youth Policy 2020 to 2025 considers young people as engines of growth rather than a problem to be addressed.
The Programme will utilise a community-action approach which attempts to facilitate the development and strengthening of leadership capacities in community youth groups, and promote problem solving in the community and national levels.