WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CMC) -- New Zealand defeated West Indies by an innings and 73 runs on the third day of the second test at the Basin Reserve on Friday.
Scores: New Zealand 441 all out (Taylor 129, Watling 65, Best 4-110, Gabriel 2-86, Sammy 2-92)
West Indies 193 (Samuels 60, Edwards 55, Boult 6-40, Southee 2-58, ...more »
SIXTY-FOUR teenage parents from Whitfield Town in Kingston recently participated in parenting workshops, where they received psychosocial support and skills training, under the Whitfield Town Community Action Plan Project.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony on Wednesday, Rhonda Lumsden-Lue, general manager at the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), said the project is a component of the Japan Social Development Fund that engaged community stakeholders to create projects that would facilitate a programme to engage at-risk youth, thereby preventing crime and improving community safety.
Teenage parents in the Whitfield Town project participated in individual and group sessions on child-care practices, becoming a responsible parent, rights of the child, and how to access birth certificates and immunisation.
Lumsden-Lue said the programme also included provisions for skills training opportunities, through the HEART/Trust, which should allow them to get back into the education system.
The four-month project had a price tag of $ 4,890,955.
The agreement for the Japan Social Development Fund grant, administered by the World Bank, was signed June 3, 2009.
The Jamaica Social Investment Fund implements and manages the activities of the funds.
Rhonda Lumsden-Lue, general
manager at Jamaica Social
Investment Fund, presents a
certificate to Matthew Moyston,
participant in the Whitfield Town
Jamaica Social Investment Fund general manager, Rhonda Lumsden-Lue, speaks
to teenage parents following Wednesday’s graduation ceremony for the
Whitfield Town Community Action Plan Project.
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