Students were among the young people who took advantage of the second national Community Youth Open Day held at the Oistins Bay Gardens today.
Hosted by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, the showcase focussed on entrepreneurship and small business and formed part of a planned series of outreach programmes aimed at sharing the programmes offered to the youth segment by Government.
Ryan Moseley, Manager of the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) and coordinator of the activity said, “We are in the process of spreading the programmes within the community. This is the second addition in a series of outreach programmes that we are conducting…the first was done in Freedom Park in Bridgetown.
“As part of National Youth Week, we decided to plan another one for Oistins Bay Gardens which is a hub of activity for business and for young people after 2 pm.
“We are expecting to use this opportunity to share the successes, the programme and the services that we offer.”
Programmes offered under the ministry including the National Sports Programme, Baje to the World and Youth Achieving Results (YAR), were well represented during the day.
Moseley said based on the first event, young people are seeking out new avenues for job opportunities.
“We saw a fairly good turn out in Bridgetown. The concept is to constantly have the programmes within the ministry being promoted sharing the evidence of what the programme has produced.
“It’s all about sharing the talent, allowing people to see the programmes that they can get involved in, so that they can increase their skill level, and their skill set and gather knowledge about entrepreneurship and about cultural programmes,” Moseley added. (SB)