MOEYI Charges UP Townhead Community

Date Published: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A team from the Youth and Adolescents Policy Division of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) was out in full force on Saturday, January 27, as the MOEYI hosted its second Youth Club Charge UP Community Rally in the community of Townhead, Westmoreland. 

Charge UP Rallies focus on bringing awareness to the youth clubs in the commuities where they are held, while engaging young persons on the benefits of youth club membership. Through the Charge UP initiative, the MOEYI provides capacity building, financial and other technical support to the youth club.

In this regard, the community's youth club - Townhead All Stars were the recipient of a $30,000 grant towards club development. MOEYI Youth Empowerment Officers will continue to engage the club over the coming months towards providing training and addressing key challenges to the sustainability of the youth club.

 

Townhead All Stars receives their Youth Club Charge UP Grant from State Minister Floyd Green

 

MOEYI State Minister Floyd Green was on hand to engage youth club and community members in dialogue on the challenges faced by the youth clubs in the community. The dialogue focussed on identifying recommendations to address these challenges, with the State Minister reiterating the government's commitment to revitalise Jamaica's youth club movement.

"Youth clubs are key intervention points to promote resilience and youth engagement in positive and productive activity at the community level. It is important that we charge up youth clubs so they become more sustainable, and young people are able to benefit from youth club participation," stated Minister Green

The Minister further noted that the MOEYI has been providing grants to youth clubs islandwide, and will further be engaging a cohort of Youth Club Assistants. These Assistants will be deployed islandwide and will be responsible for providing hands-on support to youth clubs. 

The next Charge Up Community Rally will be held in the New Holland community in St. Elizabeth on February 17th. Other rallies are scheduled for Kingston, Trelawny and Clarendon. 

 

State Minister Floyd Green in discussion with youth club representatives from Townhead, Westmoreland