New programme for unemployed women

Several jobless young women from Weston, St James are to benefit from a 13-week programme that provides them not only with life skills but a chance to make some money.

Last Wednesday at the Weston Resource Centre, the FACE IT makeup artistry project was launched for the young women thanks to the Youth Development Programme in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth.

Monique James, youth commissioner for the constituency and the person who spearheaded the initiative told Barbados TODAY, the programme targeted unemployed females in the small northern community.

“It is a project being done in a number of areas in Barbados. After doing my community walk through . . .  I recognised there were many ladies who are unemployed and are young mothers.

“I said that makeup is something that they would be interested in, it’s the in thing now. I was having a discussion with a young lady by the name of Nicole and she said everybody down here is into makeup, ‘we don’t do it correct but if we can learn the right way to do it, it would be perfect’.”

James said apart from teaching makeup skills, the young ladies can use their new talents to become entrepreneurs.

“It is also to create self-employment . . . .  I’m not just giving them the skill of makeup artistry.  I believe in making well rounded individuals, so the first three weeks of the programme will be based on life skills and decision-making, setting goals and understanding who you really are, as well as public speaking.”

Delivering a short motivational speech to the participants, telecommunications officer and co-founder of the NOAH Charity, Alicia Trotman urged the ladies to not focus on excellence.

“Excellence is a journey . . . . Everybody’s goal is to be rich, but if we harvest certain qualities, we never have to chase money, money will chase us,” Trotman told the young ladies.

“I want you the participants to be committed to your craft. Be positive and surround yourself with positive people, be kind to others, those are things that will get you to be where you want to be in life,” Trotman added.

Participants were presented with starter kits containing hair products, condoms and brochures.

Source: by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce

4 Responses to New programme for unemployed women

  1. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne October 25, 2017 at 10:31 am

    That’s a positive move. ..catch the vision and embark on your dreams the future can only be bright for “YOU” if “YOU” be a part of it!

    Reply
  2. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess October 25, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Wow would love this to happen in St.Thomas

    Reply
  3. Precious Gem
    Precious Gem October 25, 2017 at 10:59 am

    What happen to St George

    Reply
  4. Meakai October 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    So what happened to the young boys?
    Dem ain’t got children to feed too?
    Dem ain’t unemployed too?
    Dem ain’t want to work fuh duhself too?
    Wunna really think dat all dem want is weed and toys?

    Look try and give the fellas a bly.
    Make Barbados better for you and I

    Reply

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