JA and Ministry sign MOU for Youth Development

Honorable Justina Charles (left) and Honourable Petter Saint Jean (right)

Honorable Justina Charles (left) and Honourable Petter Saint Jean (right)

The Ministry of Education & Resource Development and the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sports have partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) Dominica in its attempts to educate students in all aspects of society.

On Friday April 4th the three signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement a strategic plan in support of the financial, literacy, entrepreneurship, education and work force skill education here in Dominica.

Mrs. Natasha Yeeloy Labad, Executive Director of JA Dominica was very proud of this new partnership, stating it is an opportunity to revolutionize the learning of hundreds of youths and to move Dominica forward one ambitious step at a time.

A move to foster sustainable development, she added.

Junior Achievers focuses on teaching young people to own their economic success through training, workshops and hands on work.

Mrs. Natasha Yeeloy Labad, Executive Director of JA Dominica

Mrs. Natasha Yeeloy Labad, Executive Director of JA Dominica

Later this month, JA will join with the Ministry of Education to embark on a child friendly school initiative.

According to Honourable Pettier Saint Jean, Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, focus will be placed on national capacity and will target niches from the community based to the primary and tertiary levels.

It will allow for access to increased entrepreneurship and mentorship programmes, as well as promote seamless transition of youth into the real world of work.

Both Minister Saint-Jean and Honourable Justina Charles, Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports Charles believe that this new partnership will complement the existing work of the Ministry of Education and the Youth Development Division.

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