JIS News

As the Ministry of Education and Youth continues to tackle the problem of violence in schools, the region six office in Clarendon, will next week launch a series of activities targeted at teachers, parents and students in the region.
Yvette Dennis, Community Relations Officer for the region, told JIS News that a special service would be held next Tuesday (May 30) at the Old Harbour Baptist Church to launch the activities, which would include workshops and support sessions for the target groups. There will also be collaboration with the media to send specific messages to the target groups and churches will be asked to have continuous prayer sessions for the targets.
“We have to put emphasis on reducing the level of violence taking place in a number of our schools and we are having this church service not only to launch our strategies to deal with the problems but to partner with the church, other stakeholders and individuals to tackle the kinds of problems we have been having,” Mrs. Dennis told JIS News.
Special guests at the service, which is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m., will be Alison Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency and Betty-Ann Blaine, Founder of Youth Opportunities Unlimited.