While many students used their Easter holidays to relax, play sport and spend time with family, a select group was learning new skills.
The youngsters attended the Easter Skills Development Programme from April 8-18 at Castara Youth Development Centre.
They learned skills like basic makeup artistry, skin care, tie dye, aromatherapy and basic scaffolding and safety techniques. Personal development was also covered, with self-awareness, dressing for success and résumé writing classes.
Youth development centre coordinator Jomoy Henry said the programme’s aim to help young people feel “self-fulfilled” has been achieved.
“We also wanted to bring in persons from the community to assist these young persons as well,” she explained. “We wanted to bring everyone together to transfer knowledge while impacting the community.”
And Youth development officer II Lyndon Wilson said the programme is just the start of plans for youth in the communities from Castara to L’Anse Fourmi.
The programme was hosted by the THA’s Division of Sport and Youth Affairs.