TEENAGE

Caricom discusses youth violence

| Tuesday, February 05, 2013 |



GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Youth violence in the Caribbean will be discussed here during a four-day meeting that begins today, the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretariat has announced.

It said the training workshop on Implementation of Prevention Strategies and Actions to address Youth Gangs and Violence is part of the joint programme of work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which focuses on citizen safety and security.

Head of the European Delegation in Guyana and EU Ambassador to Caricom, Robert Kopecky, and the United States Ambassador to Guyana and Caricom, Brent Hardt, as well as the officer in charge of the Human and Social Development Directorate at the Caricom Secretariat, Ms Myrna Bernard, will address the opening of the workshop.

The secretariat said the objective of the workshop is to build the capacity of teachers, social and youth workers in the public sector, leaders of faith and community-based groups and non-governmental organisations working with in and out-of-school youths to design and implement programmes to address youth violence in schools and communities.

The workshop is one of the follow-up activities identified under the Caricom Youth Gangs and Violence: Partnering for Prevention and Social Development project being piloted in Guyana as well as four other Caricom member states.

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Is it OK for the NHT to venture into businesses other than housing?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon