Youth News

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Registration is now open! You can register for the conference officially Global Youth Economic Opportunities that will take place in Washington, DC, from 10 to 12 September. The 7th conference is the main event for specialists, funders, private sector companies, researchers, educators and youth leaders working to increase and improve economic opportunities for young people. Participants will share lessons learned, promising practices,...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Young Professionals Program (SRP) is a starting point for a career in the Inter-American Development Bank. The program is designed for young professionals exceptionally qualified and motivated.

The IDB seeks candidates with expertise in areas that will support our corporate priorities: social policy for equity and productivity, infrastructure and institutions to promote growth, competitiveness and social welfare, international...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

From child soldiers and urban criminal gangs to civil resistance activists in the Arab Spring, youth have 
become primary drivers of violent and nonviolent conflict alike. But they are also often at the forefront of
peacebuilding efforts through their socio-political grassroots engagement for peace, human security or
community development.

This year’s Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The revised National Youth Policy should be tabled in the House of Representatives in July.

Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, made the disclosure during a rap session with youth leaders from Portland on April 26, at the Portland Youth Information Centre.

“The consultants and the oversight committee are in place and we will be tabling the Green Paper in July of this year, so everything is on track for that month...

Friday, May 3, 2013

Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna on May 3rd met with representatives of several students associations to discuss the Ministry’s budget for the 2013-2014 financial year, the priority programmes of the Ministry and issues of concern to the students’ associations.  The youth who participated in the meeting represented the National Secondary Students Council, the University of the West Indies Guild of Students, the...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Youth Minister condemns child abuse, urges greater parental
and community responsibility, and outlines government child programmes

[Child Month Statement by the Hon. Lisa Hanna MP, Minister of Youth and Culture]

The Ministry of Youth and Culture welcomes the observance of May as Child Month even as recent media reports of abuse of children, including cruelty and neglect by...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The NCB Foundation Scholarship Programme is officially open to students islandwide seeking to fulfill their academic dreams. Financial assistance is provided to cover tuition fees, school books, uniforms, accommodations and other school related expenses.

The NCB Foundation awards scholarships in the following categories:

  • Parish Champion Awards - Scholarships to Tertiary Students
  • We Believe in You Fund...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.To date, some 92,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program established in 1954.

This year, Undergraduate Student Scholarship and...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Young Jamaicans are being encouraged to do something for their communities through schools and youth groups on National Children’s Action Day, as part of activities to celebrate Child Month 2013, to be observed in May.

The Day, being organised by the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), will be observed on Friday, May 10, and the main project is the St. Anne’s Infant School, 48 North Street, downtown, Kingston. Efforts...