The Ministry of Youth Development and Empowerment, Youth at Risk, Gender Affairs, Seniors Security and Dominicans with Disabilities continues to provide efficient and effective services geared towards the empowerment of Dominicans in their quest to achieve a ‘Dynamic Dominica.
Minister for Youth Development and Empowerment, Youth at Risk, Gender Affairs, Seniors Security and Dominicans with Disabilities, Honourable Dr. Adis King is passionate about the plans for her ministry.
“The plans for the youth development division going forward includes provision of training for over three hundred young men and women to include inmates at the Dominica State Prison in various skills modules to include Computer Literacy, Garment Manufacturing, Pedicure, Manicure, Construction, Carpentry, Tiling, Plumbing, Electrical Wiring, Auto Mechanics, Hospitality Arts, Fishing, Sewing Machine Repair, Computer Maintenance, Agriculture and Live stocks Training, and Small Engine Repairs,” Minister King stated.
She noted that skills training modules will also be held in weekly sessions.
“Weekly sessions will also be held with all participants in the skills training modules to include social skills, business awareness, office etiquette, health and family life education, youth empowerment forums, remedial literacy and numeracy sessions. We will also conduct multi-disciplinary leadership courses to include counseling courses, community based leadership training, and targeted districts as well as school based leadership training” the Youth Minister revealed.
Dr. King says her Ministry “will continue to recruit and train and we have targeted 240 young volunteers island wide. We will also form at least one environmental club in every district and engage 10 senior and 54 junior 4H clubs.”
Minister King says that the Dominica Youth Business Trust (DYBT) will continue to focus on small business development with a holistic development approach.
“A successful community entrepreneurial training was held for 35 individuals in the community of Grand Bay. Among other training sessions conducted by DYBT, were Sales and Marketing, Customer Care, Public Speaking, Art of Design Fashion Business Workshop, Training of Trainers in collaboration with UWI and IOM. During this same period, five loans were guaranteed by DYBT and funds have been disbursed,” the Youth Minister added.