Youth News

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

JAMAICA is ranked fifth out of 183 countries in terms of youth civic participation on the recently released 2016 Youth Development Index (YDI).

A Ministry of Education, Youth and Information analysis of the YDI said Jamaica’s score of .0706 is well above the global average score, and is also above the average scores for the regions of the Commonwealth, the Caribbean and Americas.

The YDI is a composite index of 18...

Friday, October 28, 2016

Jamaicans Gihon Mitchell and Michelle Thomas are among the youth workers shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards for 2016. This year’s shortlist showcases leading youth workers who use sport and creative arts to inspire and support the development of underprivileged adolescents and young adults.

Mitchell has been a Youth Empowerment Officer with...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Jamaica's National Youth Parliament was recently convened through Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) in partnership with the Houses of Parliament, with a Training Seminar at the Shaw Park Beach Hotel from October 14 - 16, 2016. Over 80 young persons from across Jamaica participated in the sessions, which offered training to the young parliamentarians in parliamentary procedure, advocacy and public speaking.

The...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Registration is now open for Jamaica's National Youth Parliament.

The National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) was started in November 2003 as a non-partisan initiative aimed at providing youth from across Jamaica with a form to express their views, network and debate issues of concern in the House of Representatives. The Parliament has traditionally been hosted as part of the slate of activities for National Youth Month...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Jamaica Youth Ambassador Sujae Boswell has been selected to represent Jamaica at the One Young World Conference in Ottawa, Canada, from September 28 to October 1, 2016.

sujae boswell one young world conference 2016 jamaicaThe summit will bring 1,300 youth delegates from 196 nations together to discuss...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The HEART Trust NTA partnered with the Marcus Garvey Youth Information Centre to facilitate a Pre-technology programme for youths who have dropped out of school or are without academic certification. The youth are enrolled in the National Unattached Youth Programme, which is aimed at improving the livelihoods of youths across Jamaica.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Honourable Floyd Green has indicated that the process for establishing a National Youth Advisory Committee.

In his Sectoral Presentation to the House of Representatives, Minister Green had indicated that the Committee was being proposed as a means of facilitating continuous engagement of young people in the youth development policy and programming actions of the...

Monday, August 22, 2016

The top performers in the photo and video competition held in celebration of International Youth Day 2016 were presented with attractive prizes at an awards ceremony held on Thursday (August 18) at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in Kingston.

The competition, under the theme ‘The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Poverty Reduction’, was organised by the Ministry in...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Corp emphasizes the importance of collaborative efforts needed to eliminate poverty and the significance of sustainable development in this feat”

The CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Corp is dedicated to addressing the myriad social issues ailing our Caribbean youth today. Our primary vision seeks to galvanize and sustain a movement which promotes advocacy, and educates young persons about regional priorities:...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 12 is commemorated as International Youth Day. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have released a joint statement in recognition of the day. The statement is below.
 

Joint Statement from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for International Youth Day 2016

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