Reopening of Youth and Sports Development Programme: “Empowering Youth on Montserrat”

The Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs, and Sports announces the reopening of the Youth and Sports Development Programme under the leadership of Mr. Lyston Skerritt

Reopening of Youth and Sports Development Programme: “Empowering Youth on Montserrat”

Mr. Skerritt has also been tasked to assist in the development of a Sports Bill in collaboration with the Sports Division and Sports Associations of Montserrat

The Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs, and Sports announces the reopening of the Youth and Sports Development Programme under the leadership of Mr. Lyston Skerritt. The programme in Phase II will seek to support the youth of Montserrat through apprenticeship placement, entrepreneur development and capacity/skill development. Interested youth are invited to visit the office downstairs the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports in Brades to submit applications from Monday 16th July 2018 at 8:00am.

In Phase II, the programme will continue to aid in establishing the policy framework for youth and sports development in Montserrat. This includes the completion of the youth policy and a youth bill. The menu of programs for youth will be upgraded to include Internship for students enrolled at the Montserrat Community College and the streamlining of the Community Partnership Program.

The continuation of Entrepreneurial Development will be founded on establishing independent youth lead businesses. Programs will include the development of key skills in: bookkeeping, taxation, profit and loss statements, effective business plans and resource acquisition.

Mr. Skerritt has also been tasked to assist in the development of a Sports Bill in collaboration with the Sports Division and Sports Associations of Montserrat. He will also develop a plan for the integration of the Youth and Sports Development Programme into the Department of Youth and Sports to ensure an efficient and effective delivery of services for the island’s youth.

The Youth and Sports Development Project is a 24-month Programme focused on capacity building, young athletes, para-professionals and entrepreneurs. The objective is to build capacity towards financial independence. The programme will re-align its operations in accordance with the Commonwealth Youth Mandate and the OECS Youth Objectives.