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  • Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, will interact directly with young persons across the country through ‘Pon Di Corna’ reasoning sessions, as part of activities for Youth Month, being observed in November.
  • These sessions are to be held in Albert Town, Trelawny, on November 7; Somerset, St. Thomas on November 14; and Gregory Park, St. Catherine on November 21.
  • The Minister is also inviting the youth to participate in a Twitter Youth Summit on November 20, where Miss Hanna and Ministry staff will have an online discussion on the real challenges facing youth, using the hashtags #YouthSummitJa and #NotLeavingItToChance.

Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, will interact directly with young persons across the country through ‘Pon Di Corna’ reasoning sessions, as part of activities for Youth Month, being observed in November.

These sessions are to be held in Albert Town, Trelawny, on November 7; Somerset, St. Thomas on November 14; and Gregory Park, St. Catherine on November 21.

Speaking at the official  launch of the Month at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre in Kingston, on October 31, Miss Hanna noted that Youth Month, being observed under the theme: ‘Youth Advance: Not Leaving It To Chance’, will focus on addressing the changing needs of the nation’s youth.

Through the month of activities, the Ministry seeks to promote and execute focused, strategic and deliberate actions geared towards youth development.

The Minister is also inviting the youth to participate in a Twitter Youth Summit on November 20, where Miss Hanna and Ministry staff will have an online discussion on the real challenges facing youth, using the hashtags  #YouthSummitJa and #NotLeavingItToChance.

Miss Hanna will also take part in a High Level Meeting of Ministers focusing on youth development on November 19. In addition, a National Youth Conference is to be held on November 26 at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus.

Also scheduled for the month is a Youth Grand Market  to be held in Montego Bay, St. James, on November 29. The event will focus on entrepreneurship and provide young business people with an opportunity to market their products and services.

 

It will also include business development clinics; a technology hub, featuring animation, robotics and mobile apps development; résumé-writing and job interview techniques as well as an exposition of work and study opportunities.

From November 17 to 19 Entrepreneurship 101 Training Sessions are to be held at the St. Elizabeth Youth Information Centre. Additionally, personal development sessions are also to be held across the island between November  18 and 28 in Trelawny, Portland, Clarendon, Hanover, St. James, St. Catherine, St. Mary  and Manchester .

Other activities include: a Child Research Conference to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, from November 5 to 6; the Hanover Art Fair and Skills Expo, at the Lucea Bus Stop, Hanover on November 7; the Trelawny Social Services Fair, November 12; and Community Based Youth Organisation Sports Challenge, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, on November 22.

The Ministry anticipates that through these activities, over 15,000 youth will be directly engaged, and entered into the ministry’s databases for further action and referrals based on their unique needs and aspirations; over 3,000 youth will be involved in activities for their economic empowerment; over 1,000 youth will get access to critical social services; and over 2,500 youth will develop a stronger appreciation for physical and mental well-being.

For further information, persons can visit the website:  www.youthjamaica.com.