CDA, UWI partner to help Wards of the State transition to adulthood
The Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Caribbean Child Development Centre at the University of the West Indies, Mona today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a transitional living programme for children in state care.
The programme, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development, will provide housing for 96 wards of the states who have reached age 18.
The programme will also provide life skills coaching, employment and continuing education for participants.
The transitional living programme is aimed at improving the ability of wards of the state to become productive members of the society once they become adults and are no longer under the care of the state.
In his remarks at the signing ceremony, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, said he was pleased about the partnership to treat with the issues facing children in state care.