Leaders Emerging in Kingston Communities
Graduates at the IAN Youth Development Programme for Community Development proudly stand with (seated from left to right) Executive Director, Morris Entrepreneurship Centre Mrs Hazel O’Connor; Community Facilitator, Social Development Commission, Ms Odeka Haughton; Learning and Development Officer (Acting), HEART NSTA Trust, Rokoya Johnson; Technical Specialist, Socio-Economic Development, CRP, PIOJ, Ms Charmaine Brimm; Research Officer, CRP, PIOJ Mrs Kimberley Wellington.
Twelve young leaders from the Kingston community of Trench Town and Tivoli Gardens were ecstatic when they received certificates of participation for the Kingston Inter-agency Network Youth Development Programme.
The event was held on March 8, 2022 in Kingston and attended in-person by eleven graduates. The course has prepared them be advocates for and skilled in managing initiatives that will be based on projects that are initiated within their communities. It also strengthened and motivated youth to become more involved in the community development process.
The programme is supported by the PIOJ Community Renewal Programme (PIOJ CRP) as a response to improving project management in community development committees (CDCs) of targeted communities. It also delivers project management fundamental knowledge to enterprising youth in those communities. HEART NSTA, Northern Caribbean University Morris Entrepreneurship Centre, the HOPE programme, the Social Development Commission and the Project Management Global Institute were the partners.
The Inter-Agency Network Youth Development Programme Graduation Ceremony
Ms Charmaine Brimm, Technical Specialist, Socioeconomic Development,
Community Renewal Programme, Planning Institute of Jamaica
Social Development Commission (SDC)
Mrs Sherrone Lobban, Chief Executive Officer, Project Management Global Institute (PMGI)
Northern Caribbean University (NCU)
Ms Barbara Scott, Deputy Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica
Mr Samika Prendergast
Rev Dr Sherone Smith-Sanchez, President, Talawah Turf International
Ms Zann Locke, Trench Town CDC
Mr Lennordo Green, Trench Town CDC