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Commonwealth Youth Launches Financial Literacy Programme

The concept of “financial inclusion” is at the forefront of the G-20 International Economic Agenda as stated by Mr. Jwala Rambaran, Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has established partnerships with the Governor-General’s Youth Awards (GGYA) and Certified Youth Financial Educator Keshelle Kerr to ensure that today’s youth have access to a structured programme designed to promote financial literacy.

All GGYA members are required to engage in activities and acquire new skills. Therefore, the Division of Youth will offer a series of workshops using a Commonwealth Youth Programme “Making the Most of Your Money,” developed through the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The first financial literacy session will be held Monday, February 25 9:30 – 12:30 p. m. in the Youth Conference Room, Ground Floor, Education Building, Thompson Boulevard. Through this programme, the Division seeks to develop “capabilities and assets while providing activities required as a means to make a living.” The goal is to promote youth enterprise by developing foundations for sustainable livelihoods.

Through Creative Wealth Bahamas, Ms. Keshelle Kerr has expanded and modified the Commonwealth Youth Programme to create a curriculum specifically designed for young mothers, challenged by the current economic environment. This workshop will be executed in April. Further, Ms. Kerr will conduct a “Train the Trainers” workshop for youth, scheduled for May, to ensure optimal access to opportunities for a greater number of youth in our nation.

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is adamant in its mission to promote the economic health of youth, as poverty saps the aspirations of young people.

By Bahamas Information Services

Posted in Education