PRESS RELEASE – THE Saint Lucia National Youth Council (SLNYC) would like to announce the successful participation of five youth representatives in the Caribbean Advocacy and Policy Training Workshop geared at creating a sustainable Caribbean. This workshop was held in Trinidad from January 26-28.
Embarking on this three-day programme hosted by the Caribbean Regional Youth Council were Nyus Alfred (First Vice President of the SLNYC), Ajani Lebourne (Second Vice President of the SLNYC), Kendal Seprahim (Vice President of the Saint Lucia National Students Council), Sophie Klien (General Secretary of the Vieux Fort South Youth and Sports Council) and Christy Butcher (representing the Commonwealth Youth Health Network, International Youth Alliance on Family Planning and Ministry of Health St. Lucia).
The policy and advocacy workshop targeted youth workers who are driven to effect change in their communities. The programme was designed to develop a greater understanding of advocacy and policy entrepreneurship. The youth leaders were trained in these areas to draft effective policies and strategically advocate in addressing issues that affect young people within the Caribbean. They were also enlightened on the importance of their contribution to the governance systems within the region.