Social Care Ministry To Launch Project

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The new social development project seeks to reduce intergenerational poverty over a specified five year period. (Stock Photo)

The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development is preparing to launch a new project which aims to reduce extreme poverty and unemployment in Barbados.

Entitled Strengthening Human and Social Development, the project, which is being funded by a US$10 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), seeks to reduce inter-generational poverty in Barbados over a specified five year period.

The project comprises three main components: the expansion of the Identification, Stabilization, Enablement and Empowerment (I.S.E.E.) Bridge Pilot Program, to assist 250 families in communities across Barbados; the reduction of unemployment through training and improved employment services at the National Employment Bureau; and the creation of a Management Information System to facilitate better information sharing among key agencies.

Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, will officially launch the project this Friday, February 3, in Flamboyant Room North, Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, at 9:30 a.m.

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