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CARICOM workshop addresses youth violence

It said that the training workshop on Implementation of Prevention Strategies and Actions to address Youth Gangs and Violence is part of the joint programme of work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which focuses on citizen safety and security.

Head of the European Delegation in Guyana and EU Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert Kopecky and the United States Ambassador to Guyana and CARICOM Brent Hardt, as well as the Officer in Charge of the Human and Social Development Directorate at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Myrna Bernard, were scheduled to address the workshop.

The Secretariat said the objective of the Workshop is to build the capacity of teachers, social and youth workers in the public sector, leaders of Faith and Community based organizations and non-governmental organizations working with in and out of school youths to design and implement programmes to address youth violence in schools and communities.

The workshop is one of the follow-up activities identified under the CARICOM Youth Gangs and Violence: Partnering for Prevention and Social Development project being piloted in Guyana as well as four other CARICOM member states.

Reprinted from CMC

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