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  • There are currently more than 104,000 members in the Jamaica 4-H Movement, which “represents the largest membership base per capita worldwide,” says Chairman of the Board of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Norman Grant.
  • Mr. Grant commended the clubbites and leaders of Kingston on the high quality of displays that were showcased.
  • The Jamaica 4-H Clubs is the youth training branch of the Ministry of Agriculture, and was formed on April 1, 1940 as the juvenile arm of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).

There are currently more than 104,000 members  in the Jamaica 4-H Movement, which “represents the largest membership base per capita worldwide,” says Chairman of the Board of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Norman Grant.

He points out that there are 7.2 million clubbites in over 60 countries, but with a population of approximately 2.7 million, Jamaica has the largest membership per capita.

Mr. Grant was addressing the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Parish Achievement Expo for  Kingston, held recently at the Duhaney Park Primary School.

He explained that the main objective of the 4-H Clubs is to place emphasis on programmes geared towards youth development and entrepreneurship.

These include the Youth in Agriculture, National School Garden and the Youth Entrepreneurship Empowerment Programmes.

He also cited Exchange and Scholarship programmes, which provide opportunities for young people to further their studies in the field of agriculture and spin-off industries.

Mr. Grant commended the clubbites and leaders of Kingston on the high quality of displays that were showcased.

“I am impressed with what I have seen.  When I attend these events and view the displays and watch the competitions, I know the future of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs is in good hands,” he said.

The Kingston Parish Achievement Expo is one of 14 expositions that are held islandwide from February to April. These expositions will culminate with the National Achievement Exposition, which is scheduled for the Denbigh Showground, in Clarendon, from April 27 to 29 under the theme: ‘Youth Entrepreneurship: Stimulating Growth and Development’.

Meanwhile, Mr. Grant was recognised for his sterling contribution to the Jamaica 4-H Clubs over the past 15 years. He was presented with a plaque.

The Jamaica 4-H Clubs is the youth training branch of the Ministry of Agriculture, and was formed on April 1, 1940 as the juvenile arm of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).