Corporate Barbados continues to show its commitment to youth development and the work of the Division of Youth Affairs, through its tangible support to programmes and initiatives that seek to deliver services to young people in communities across the island.
Recently, Manager-Owner Stefan Sherry of Fashionation Inc, an apparel and accessories store in Barbados, presented three tablets with external memory devices, to the Youth Development Programme’s Block Committee, a team that specifically works with and introduces young men and women on the ‘blocks’ , to programmes and training opportunities.
In presenting the electronic devices to Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Charles Griffith, Sherry stated that the presentation of the tablets was his way of giving back to persons in the community and Barbados and he understood the value of persons getting assistance.
He noted that the Ministry’s efforts would certainly help many persons who may not know where to go to get the information or what is available to them.
In his response, Minister Griffith lauded Sherry for his generous donation, which he noted was very timely, as the Block Committee would now be more efficient in its collection of information to assist the young men and women, who were eager to improve their skills and opportunities for advancement.
The Minister added that the tablets would allow the team to register persons on the spot for programmes that they were interested in.
The tablets will carry registration and contact forms for the Ministry’s suite of services, as well as other services, including the Barbados Construction Training Initiative and other national programmes. Also present at the presentation were members of the Youth Development Programme’s Block Committee, Chairman, Marcus Stephen, Kirk Prescod and Kashera Corbin.
The tablets were eagerly welcomed by the team, who stated that it would immediately assist their work and remove the physical paper applications and challenges that come with that, in an open environment