Source: MANDEVILLE, Jamaica Information Service (JIS)
Date Published: Thursday, October 01, 2009
Article outlines the construction of a building for the Youth Information Centre for Manchester on lands owned by the Parish Council.
Articulated is the vision for the centre and how it is expected to impact the youth in the community.
Details about the completion date and what it is expected to accommodate is provided. The funding agency behind the construction is also named.
Ground was broken Wednesday (September 30) for a prototype Youth Information Centre (YIC) for Manchester, on lands donated by the Parish Council.
"This project is a significant milestone in our efforts to have one full capacity YIC in each parish, and is part of our ongoing effort to create youth empowerment, through the use of information. We intend to build, at least, one satellite youth information centre in each constituency that falls within the parish, over a five-year period," Senator Newby stated.
He told the gathering that the Centre is "a social asset" which must be protected, in order to make a shift in the lives of future generations.
Construction is slated to be completed in 12 months. The completed Centre will accommodate over 1,500 each month, and will be staffed with two youth empowerment officers and other personnel.
Funding for the project is provided by the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA)."