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Students benefit from Children of Our Village Project

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Ten male students from the St Ann's Bay Primary School have benefited from training in sift skills, thanks to the Children of Our Village Project, an ongoing partnership between the St Ann Homecoming Foundation and HEART Trust/NTA - Employment Career Services - North East Regional Office.

The training, which seeks to help in guiding the boys in a professional direction as they transition to young adults, began when they were in grade four, with sessions being held once per month.

Now in grade six, they are preparing to sit the Grade Six Achievement Test, and it is hoped that the training would have helped in preparing them in some way to face the challenge.

The group received a boost recently as Cardiff Hotel and Spa hosted a formal luncheon, where proper dining etiquette was demonstrated by Raymond Douglas, dining room manager at the hotel.

A mentorship component is to be added to the programme in the near future.

Sessions are hosted by the career development officers of the HEART Trust/NTA - St Ann's Bay Regional Office.