Jamaica: Youth for Excellence to Host Symposia in Grants Pen and Rose Town

Youth for Excellence (YFE) Limited, a non-profit organization, will host two symposia in the communities of Grants Pen in St. Andrew North Eastern and Rose Town in St. Andrew South. They are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 30, and Wednesday, December 14, respectively, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Founder, Board Co-Chair, and President of the YFE, Jénine Shepherd, told JIS News during an interview that the two symposia are soft launches for a bigger project called Farm the Future, which has been in the pipeline and is to be officially launched in early 2023.

Farm the Future is a vocational training program with a special emphasis on urban agricultural techniques, specifically aquaponics. Rose Town and Grants Pen are the two pilot communities for this program.

“The whole point of the symposia is that the participants will have an opportunity to learn about what the Farm the Future project is, and they can begin to sign up while receiving more immediate community intervention services,” Miss Shepherd said.

Several entities will be on hand to provide social services to the attendees. They include the National Housing Trust (NHT), which will provide information on housing; the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), to facilitate the birth certificate application process and HEART/NSTA Trust to talk about the various courses offered by the entity.

Read the complete article at www.jis.gov.jm. 

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