March to highlight 30 years of Youth Development

In commemoration of this milestone persons will take to the streets of Basseterre for a parade, marking three decades of life changing development.

Shannon Cannonier, a camp volunteer for the past five years currently attached to the Department, explained “it’s our 30thanniversary and we want to launch the camp in a grand way with this upcoming march.”

Past attendees of the camp, group leaders and volunteers will be a part of the march. The march begins at Greenlands at 2:30 p.m. and ends at the back of the National Museum (Old Treasury Building) on the Bay Road. A brief ceremony will then be held to mark the occasion and introduce the candidates for the inaugural group leaders’ pageant.

This year’s camp will run from July 21 to August 04, at the Beach Allen Primary School and more than 200 children are expected to attend. The camp provides fun and safe avenues for youth between 8 to 16 years to interact with peers in a setting that develops social and technical skills. These include art and craft, entrepreneurship, agriculture, woodwork, dance, drumming, an introduction to Taiwan’s culture and others.

Director of Youth Empowerment Geoffrey Hanley said that a number of special activities will be held to commemorate the anniversary. He pledged that the Department will continue to engage youth in creative ways to realize their development potential.

Persons can register for the camp at the Department of Youth Empowerment on Church Street or online at Registration ends on June 3, 2013.


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