The fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the Downtown Kingston communities of Tivoli Gardens and Trench Town recently got a boost when the Kingston and St Andrew Inter-Agency Network (KSAIAN) Inter-Agency Network Youth Development Programme (IANYDP) received reusable masks courtesy of the government’s HOPE (Housing Opportunity Production Employment) programme on Wednesday, August 19.
The masks were presented by HOPE to the PIOJ Community Renewal Programme (CRP) and the Social Development Commission (SDC), which are stakeholders of the KSAIAN. The goal of the IANYDP is to provide capacity-building support to the Community Development Committees (CDCs) in its target areas and to also strengthen and motivate youth to become more involved in the community development process.
The programme currently targets youth within the Tivoli Gardens and Trench Town communities. The partnering agencies are: The HOPE Programme, HEART Trust/NTA, SDC, Northern Caribbean University and the Project Management Global Institute.