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Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work and Psychology Launches Youth Summer Camp
On Monday, June 17th, 2019 the Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work and Psychology launched an inaugural youth summer camp under the theme: Youth and Entrepreneurship: Leadership and Personal Development. The launch was held in the Cave Hill Campus Roy Marshall Teaching Complex at 9:30am. Among the attendees were Professor Winston Moore, Director, Office of Research and Innovation, School for Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Wendy Grenade, Head of Department, Mrs. Therese James, Lecturer and Coordinator of Social Work, a few Social Work students who will assist with the execution of the camp,  certain pertinent individuals who will perform the task of facilitators,  staff of the Department along with scores of youth who will be the direct beneficiaries of the summer camp.

The summer camp was designed by Lecturer in Social Work, Dr. Lisa Jaggernauth, who is the project coordinator.  This activity forms part of her ongoing research among the youth of Barbados. In her overview of the project, she stated that this summer camp is intended to impart knowledge of personal development and life skills to the participants. These life skills include hair care, make up artistry, and Jewelry making. The personal development knowledge includes such areas as building self-confidence, working in groups, HIV prevention: knowledge and techniques; dealing with peer pressure and developing effective communication skills.

The project is intended to run for three weeks starting on 17th June until July 5th, 2019 from 9:00hrs  - 15:00hrs each day.

Dr. Grenade, Head of Department, gave the welcoming remarks. In her remarks, she encouraged the youth to absorb as much as possible from the opportunities being afforded. She also praised Dr. Jaggernauth for the initiative and for reaching out and creating an opportunity for the UWI to engage with communities. Furthermore, she thanked Dr. Jaggernauth for her passion for youth development and for offering life skills training to the youth who she stated are in need of such opportunities.

Mrs. Therese James, also praised the initiative, stating that it was timely and exemplary. She encouraged the social work students who were also very active in the organization of the camp to learn as much as they could from the practical exposure being given by the camp.

The launch was chaired by second year social work student, Mrs. Jennifer Inniss, who punctuated the programme with her humour.  It featured an artistic performance by Mr. Troy Arthur who did a rendition of Sammy Davis Jr , ‘I gotta be me’.

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