JIS News

Work will continue this fiscal year to increase the access of the youth to quality information, skills and services in order to reduce their risk for HIV infection.
This will be done under the Youth Empowerment and Participation Programme, for which a provision of $11 million has been made in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
The project, which got underway in June 2007, is being implemented by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, through funding from the Government of Jamaica and the United Nations International Children’s Educational Fund.
To date, the St. James Youth Information Centre has been launched, and the budgetary allocation, will, among other things, provide for the establishment of similar facilities in the parishes of St. Ann and St. Thomas. Another is slated to be set up in St. Elizabeth.
The project is expected to be completed in December 2009.

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