Youth News

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Over 2400 youth have been mobilized for Phase 1 and 2 of the Diageo Learning for Life Programme. To date, training sessions have been hosted in six parishes (Kingston, Manchester, Portland, St. Ann, Clarendon and St. James), with sessions in St. Catherine and St. Thomas scheduled to begin shortly. The programme specifically targets unemployed and unskilled young persons between the ages 18-30yrs, and afford them the opportunity to gain...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is underscoring the importance of youth participation in developing policy decisions and actions impacting them.

Addressing Junior Achievement Jamaica’s Champions for Youth Awards Banquet, at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on Thursday (May 30), the Governor-General, noted private and public sector leaders’ recognition of the need for investment in youth...

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD) partnered with the Kiwanis Club of New Falmouth to host a Child Month Public Forum on May 30, 2013 at the Falmouth Town Hall. The Forum was attended by over 200 young persons from primary and secondary schools in Trelawny, and by parish stakeholder agencies in child and youth development.

Mrs. Rhonda Walker-Walters, NCYD Youth Empowerment Officer explained that the Forum was coordinated...

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Youth Empowerment Officers for St. Catherine - Simone Green and Gihon Mitchell, attended the Ewarton Farmers Expo at the Ewarton market on June 24. The officers used the opportunity to promote the St. Catherine 

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Have you ever thought about what Jamaica would look like without poverty, violence and discrimination? Maybe it would be a place where everyone is happy to call home, a place of opportunities and personal fulfillment...
And what would it take to realize this dream? To start, what if it is not a dream, what if it is possible ... we think it is and it only takes the Next GENDERation. We would like you to work with us to define what the...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Training is being offered in the following areas for youth from Linstead and Ewarton:

  1. Mixology- 100 persons
  2. Food and Beverage Preparation - 100 persons

Application forms are available at the Ewarton Community Centre (contact person: Mr. Perry, DAC Chairman). Application Forms can also be downloaded ...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Do you have an entrepreneurial and innovative idea that is locally-driven and has great potential to contribute to sustainable development in countries with developing or transition economies?

Does your enterprise also advance gender equality and/or women’s empowerment within your enterprise or in the community?

Does your enterprise make significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change?

If...

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career in the World Bank.

It is a unique opportunity for young people who have both a passion for international development and the potential to become future global leaders. The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the World Bank’s operations such as, economics, finance, education, public health,...

Monday, May 27, 2013

Digicel Foundation has announced that it is accepting applications for funding of community development projects. Projects must be carried out by a local non-government or community based organization and address a problem faced by a community, school, or the nation. Organisations can apply for up to US$50,000. ...

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sixteen users of the Marcus Garvey Youth Information Centre (MGYIC) had participated in a two-day photography workshop, coordinated under the theme: “Advocacy Through Photography”.  The Workshop was hosted from April 22-23, and were facilitated by international photographer Tiina Palms from the United Kingdom.

All the participants had an interest in photography and advocacy, with some being members of the St....