Second Annual Youth Forum emphasizes ‘positive development’

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, the Honourable Shawn Richards interacts with youth.
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Scores of youth in St. Kitts and Nevis will interact with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, the Honourable Shawn Richards Wednesday Nov. 28, at the Minister’s Second Annual Youth Forum, slated for the Ocean Terrace Inn at 11 a.m.

The youth will be updated on how government programmes and policies impact their positive development. They will also explore how more young people can contribute in a meaningful way to national development. The activity is one of the events organized by the Department of Youth Empowerment for Youth Month 2018.

Acting Director, Pierre Liburd noted that 150 young people from all walks of life have been invited to participate in the three-hour session. They will represent youth groups, civic organizations, debating groups, faith-based institutions, the Youth Volunteer Corps, the 25 Most Remarkable Teens programme and other agencies. Some of the invitees are entrepreneurs who are expected to share their experiences and expertise as young businesspeople.

“We are eager to hear the perspective of our youth, their thoughts about our programming, and how we can better serve them,” Liburd said. He said the 2017 forum was very informative and encourages invitees to be prepared with candid comments, suggestions and questions. The questions will be answered by Deputy Prime Minister Richards, supported by Acting Director Liburd.

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