Commission seeking new applicants

Creativity, energy and discipline are three traits that the Commission for Pan-African Affairs is seeking in applicants for its Social Identity-Renewal and Integrated Upliftment Strategy.

Launched last December, SIRIUS is open to persons ages 18 to 35 and will provide successful applicants with leadership, entrepreneurial, project management and fund-raising skills.

They will also be introduced to a range of themes, including HIV and AIDS sensitisation, information technology and heritage awareness, and have the opportunity to implement nationally relevant projects and profitable business opportunities, including trade opportunities with Africa.

SIRIUS is a national, inter-ministerial and inter-agency project of the Ministry of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth, and was created to address some of the current, social challenges in Barbados, as outlined in the Draft Barbados National Youth Policy.

This document suggested that a clear link exists between the increasing incidence of anti-social behaviour and the erosion of core values that have traditionally ensured peace and held society together.

The application deadline is August 23 at 4:30 p.m.

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