St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); The government is in the process of finalizing a federal youth policy that for 2017-2022 which outlines the way forward for national youth development and the plans, programs and support initiatives that will help empower young people between the ages of 12-29.
Coming off a national stakeholder consultation on Tuesday, WINN FM’s April 1 edition of Inside The News took a critical look at the youth policy and youth issues. The panel was made up of youth advocates, Melissa Bryant, a former assistant communications officer with the Commonwealth Secretariat; Joy Napier, teacher and a Caricom Youth Ambassador for St. Kitts and Nevis; Azard Gumbs, lawyer and president of the St. Kitts and Nevis Youth Parliament Association (SKNYPA); and Javaughn Deeble, president of the Student Government Association at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College.
The panelists gave their impression of the Federal Youth Policy and expressed their views on the challenges facing the youth of today and what young people are looking for from the older generation.
The Federal Youth Policy is now being reviewed based on the input from Tuesday’s consultation and Minister of Youth and Education, Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards says he hopes to table the document in the national parliament by May of this year.
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