Education and youth empowerment event Sunday
An event aimed at exploring solutions for education and youth empowerment is scheduled for this Sunday at the National Bahá’í Centre, 208 Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew.
According to organisers, the Kingston Bahá’í community, the event, scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm, is open to all who care about the youth’s future and the community’s quality of education.
Titled ‘Education and Youth Empowerment: Bridging Perspectives and Solutions’, the event is being held in acknowledgement of the realisation that it is important to address the challenges being faced by young people.
The organisers say the event will provide insights into the Baha’i teachings on education and youth empowerment, emphasising principles of unity, equality, and moral and spiritual education.
It will also feature presentations by Penwood High School Principal Omar Largie, described as a results-oriented individual with excellent interpersonal and analytical skills and who believes in utilising all forms of technology for a rich teaching-learning experience for 21st-century learners.
Judith Wedderburn, the recently retired director of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean, will also make a presentation. Wedderburn has been an advocate in the field of gender and development in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean for more than 30 years.
Also scheduled to speak is Arthur Powell, who was appointed a Bahá’í counsellor in 2015, responsible for protecting and propagating the faith, serving as a consultant to Bahá’í national administrative bodies across the Caribbean.
“Attendees can engage in open dialogue to explore innovative solutions and partnerships that positively impact education and youth empowerment,” the organisers said.
“This event goes beyond rhetoric; it is a call to action. By uniting voices and efforts, the participants aim to create a brighter future for the youth and enhance the quality of education in the community,” the organisers added.