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  • Twenty five members of the Cambridge and Barrett Town police youth clubs in Montego Bay have been equipped with skills in Microsoft desktop publishing...
  • The three-day workshop, held under the USAID’s COMET II Programme, involved collaboration with the UTech Western Campus.
  • Meanwhile, the USAID donated a computer to the Cambridge Police Youth Club for use in the community resource centre for which ground was broken on Wednesday March 2.

Twenty five members of the Cambridge and Barrett Town police youth clubs in Montego Bay have been equipped with skills in Microsoft desktop publishing, having successfully completed a training workshop staged by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

They were presented with certificates of completion at a graduation ceremony held on Wednesday (March 2), at the Western campus of the University of Technology, Jamaica in Montego Bay.

The three-day workshop, held under the USAID’s COMET II Programme, involved collaboration with the UTech Western Campus.

Coming out of the training, the participants will be required to create and publish their own community newsletters to reflect some of the positive happenings in their areas.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, USAID Mission Director to Jamaica, Denise Herbol, said the agency is pleased to be able to provide the training course.

She urged the graduates to focus on writing “good news” in an effort to uplift their communities.

“Writing and telling good news stories can make a change…this workshop is important because we are empowering communities in the field of journalism,” Ms. Herbol said.

Meanwhile, the USAID donated a computer to the Cambridge Police Youth Club for use in the community resource centre for which ground was broken on Wednesday March 2.

The centre is being built through $20 million in funding from the USAID.