Trinidad and Tobago: Police offer hydroponics training for migrants and locals

A number of Venezuelan migrants were among a group of 37 participants who graduated after completing a Sustainable Hydroponics Agricultural Program for Young Entrepreneurs on Friday, the 23rd of September. The program, initially a venture of the various police youth clubs, was expanded with funding from the European Union's International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Sgt Jacey Small of the Central Division's Community-Oriented Policing Section directed the program. A statement from the police on Saturday said the participants are now poised to become young agricultural entrepreneurs.

It ran from August to September and culminated with the participants getting certificates during a graduation ceremony held at the PSL Building, Couva. They were trained in hydroponics and traditional agricultural methods, financial management, and sales strategy.

Supt Subhash Ramkhelawan said police youth clubs are "still working with young people in the country to have positive change." "We understand the importance of proactively working with our young people, and we are making a strong commitment to continue working with IOM through our TTPS police youth club organization which officially started its movement in 1974."

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