About 100 young people are set to benefit from leadership training and positive development skills as the Ministry of Youth Development and National Service (MYDNS) launches the National Leadership Training Program, at the Faculty of Humanities and Education, School of Education Auditorium in St. Augustine on Tuesday
According to Ministry Permanent Secretary Farook Hosein, the national leadership training program was launched on the belief that young people must be equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to lead the charge for the advancement of T&T.
Hosein also expressed that the ministry was happy to collaborate with the University of the West Indies (UWI) on this particular initiative given their expertise.
According to a press release, the program will engage 1010 young people between the ages of 16 and 35, including young people from youth-led and youth-serving organizations.
“The program will offer, over a four-week period, six course modules focused on enhancing the leadership abilities of today’s youth and creating an environment conducive to positive youth development.”
The Dean of the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Acolla Lewis-Cameron, who also spoke at the event, assured attendees that “young people will come away with a toolbox of skills, knowledge and expertise that will enable them to make effective decisions within their respective groups.
Also present were Ms. Cheryl-Ann Solomon, Deputy Permanent Secretary and Ms. Sherry-Ann Ramlal, Youth Officer III, Ministry of Youth Development and National Service (MYDNS) and Dr. Talia Esnard, Head of the Department of Youth Science. behavior, University of the West Indies (UWI).