The Youth Information Centres in parishes across the island perform a vital function (often on a shoestring budget), providing training, resources and offering activities that help to empower our young people in rural areas I just received a note from Chevelle Campbell at the Clarendon Youth Information Centre in May Pen, and thought I would share this with you. If you know any young people who need this kind of help and information to get themselves on their feet, please do share this information, or contact Chevelle directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Address: 7-9 Trenton Road, May Pen, Clarendon. Tel: 902 5608.
By the way, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green announced last week that the Youth Parliament is to be reintroduced. “There was a time that there used to be a Youth Parliament. We believe it is critical to reinforcing ideas of democracy, rights and responsibilities … so we are going to bring back the Youth Parliament. We want to bring it back this year,” he told a meeting with youth group leaders. The Jamaica National Youth Parliament was introduced in the early 2000’s as part of annual Youth Month activities, and Minister Green was himself a member. Read more: http://www.youthjamaica.com/content/national-youth-parliament-be-reintroduced
Here is the message from Clarendon:
The aim of the Clarendon Youth Information Centre is to get Jamaica’s youth empowered through participation. In these harsh financial climates, it is very important that young persons understand how to use money to enhance themselves and how to make good use of the little they have.
On Thursday April 14, 2016, at 3:00 pm, the Clarendon Youth Information Centre in association with JN Foundation will be hosting a Financial Literacy Workshop at 7-9 Trenton Road, May Pen, to help young persons to save, budget, invest, get funding for small businesses and more.
Leading up to the session, youth are encouraged to participate in our “Meals Pon A Budget Challenge” where youth are required to prepare a meal on a JMD$500 budget and submit a photo, the recipe and the cost of the ingredients. The winner will walk away with a gift basket from Grace Foods and Dairy Industries Limited.
There will be lots of activities, games and giveaways!
Pose at our photo booth and get your photos taken. Interested persons should RSVP by April 12, 2016. I have attached the entry form and flyers for the event and challenge for your convenience.
We look forward to seeing you.
Youth Empowerment Officer
Clarendon Youth Information Centre