Ministry Of Education Supportive Of ‘Triple H’ Initiative

(from left) Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson; Senior Development Officer of the High Commission of Canada, Michele Gibson; Lecturer at UWI and Regional Project Director of the IMPACT Justice Project, Professor Velma Newton and Parkinson Principal, Ian Holder, yesterday morning at the launch.

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is fully supportive of the relatively new programme that was launched at the Parkinson Memorial School yesterday morning.

This sentiment was revealed by the Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson, who spoke on behalf of the Ministry during the launch, which took place in the institution’s hall yesterday morning.

The programme, which is called the Triple H (Hope, Help, and Heal) Youth Development Programme, is a collaborative effort of the Principal of the Parkinson Memorial School, Ian Holder, the Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean Project (IMPACT Justice) and the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (UWI).

Acknowledging that the majority of the funding came from the Government of Canada, Adamson went on to thank the Canadian Government of High Commission for coming on board, and revealed that she was interested to reach the end of the seven week programme to see the success that it will bring.

She added that she her hope was for the other 21 schools to benefit from this programme as well.

Senior Development Officer of the High Commission of Canada revealed that the Government of Canada happily funded the programme, and announced that the project’s goal was to enhance the access to justice which benefits men, women, but most importantly, the youth in CARICOM. She explained that “youth and children are very much at the centre of Canada’s regional programming in the Caribbean,” and went on to commend Professor Velma Newton, who is a lecturer at UWI as well as one of the main facilitators of the programme, for taking an approach through the Triple H Programme to directly touch on the children’s lives. Read more

Source: Barbados Advocate