The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is intensifying its activities in the St Michael constituencies with the recent launch of its Young Democrats 11-Plus Programme.
The initiative is part of a series of events which the political party plans to roll out over the next two months.
“This programme seeks to provide one-on-one tutoring assistance for those students in classes three and four who would need additional assistance” and whose parents are unable to pay for additional lessons, said president of the Young Democrats Curtis Cave.
During a news conference at the DLP’s George Street, St Michael headquarters, Cave said the programme targeted but was not limited to students in urban St Michael communities.
He said volunteer tutors included graduates and students of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus.
“The [tutoring] will take place every
Saturday and will commence from November 4 and will end on the Saturday before Common Entrance,” Cave explained.
The Young Democrats 11-Plus Programme will be conducted at Ellerslie Secondary School in Black Rock, St Michael and application forms will be available at primary schools in the St Michael West Central constituency such as St Stephen’s School, Eagle Hall Primary, Deacons Primary and the Lawrence T Gay Memorial Primary, as well as the DLP headquarters.
The English and Mathematics lessons will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon, while the second session runs from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Young Democrats’ announced that their youth conference will be staged from November 3 to 5.
Vice-president Quincy Jones said among the events will be a cocktail and awards ceremony, a youth consultation at Queen’s College, and a church service.
Also on the ruling party’s events to commemorate the life of former leader David Thompson will be a major political rally at the Deighton Griffith Secondary School on Sunday.
Under the theme, Leading Everyone In Christ Church, the rally will be addressed by party leader and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.
“Of note will be a key presentation by attorney at law Hal Gollop. He will be speaking on the topic In Pursuit of a Legal Qualification,” said general secretary of the party George Pilgrim.
The evening’s event will also feature various Christ Church representatives as well as guest speaker Steve Blackett, MP for St Michael Central and Minister of Social Care and Constituency Empowerment.