Youth News

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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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

From July 25 - 30, 2016, members of the executive body of the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) Executive were engaged in their annual Capacity Building Workshop at the Eltham Training Centre in St. Ann. Throughout the week, the student leaders completed training modules in advocacy, communication, event planning and management, conflict resolution, negotiation and meeting management. Additionally, the students' councillors...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Nominations are now open for the Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 2016, which will recognise youth workers who utilise sport and arts programmes to engage and empower young people across the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards celebrate the positive impact of youth workers on young people’s lives, their communities and their societies. Youth workers can be found in a broad range of civil society and voluntary...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Applications are now being accepted from young Jamaicans aged 18-27 yrs old for the National Youth Advisory Committee. The Committee is intended to facilitate continuous engagement of young people in youth development policy and programming actions of the Government of Jamaica.

The Committee will comprise fifteen (15) young Jamaicans who have are passionate about youth and national development. Applications for the National Youth...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Alnastazia Watson from The Queens School was recently elected as the President of the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) for the academic year 2016 - 2017. The incoming NSSC executive will be focussed on issues relating to suspensions and disciplinary policies and strategies and security in schools. Additionally, Watson's team will be working to ensure student representation on all public...

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hon. Floyd Green, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information made his sectoral presentation in the House of Representatives on June 8, 2016. Click below to read and download the presentation. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Alnastazia Watson from The Queens School withstood the challenge of Ackeem Smith (William Knibb Memorial High) to be elected as the President of the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) for the academic year 2016-2017. Watson will officially take office in September 2016 at the start of the new school year, and will succeed current NSSC President, Everton Rattray (Kingston College).

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Ikem Smith, 24, Freelance visual artist from Kingston has emerged as the 1st place winner in Caribbean Development Bank’s 2016 VYBZING Animated Music Video Challenge. Smith has earned a prize of USD2,000 for his animation created around the competition theme “Beam Me Up with ICT.” Leighton Campbell and Rushane Jones placed 2nd and 3rd winning USD1,550 and USD1,250 respectively for their work.

“I feel relieved...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information plans to create a Youth Advisory Board in order to deepen its engagements with the nation’s young people.

State Minister, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Board, whose members will include young people, is intended to involve them in the Ministry’s decision-making process on matters relating to them.

Mr. Green explained that as State Minister, his role includes formulating...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Government will be restructuring the Youth Information Centres (YICs) across the island, to have them focusing on young people in business and the fostering of creative ideas.

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, said priority will be given to young persons who want to start profitable ventures, and the YICs will serve as hubs for such development.

“We want to revamp how...