Upgrade Your Tech Skills With CTP

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The Community Development Department will restart its Community Technology Programme (CTP) from Monday, May 6, at resource centres island-wide. Persons interested in attaining technological skills are encouraged to take advantage of the free 10-week level one and level two courses in Microsoft Office 2010 Suite. The CTP is also offering three and six month-training courses at select centres, for a …

12 Outstanding Barbadian Women Honoured

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Last Saturday, 12 women from across Barbados were honoured for their contribution to social welfare provision, community-based human rights advocacy and activism, social entrepreneurship, community building and mobilization, and sports in Barbados. The event was coordinated by the Community Development Department and the Institute of Gender at The University of the West Indies (UWI), in observation of International Women’s Day.  …

CDD To Partner For Parenting Workshop

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Community Development Department will join with the Family Life Commission of the Anglican Church and PAREDOS to host a parenting workshop entitled Parenting: An Effective Community Response. The 10-week training programme will run from March 19 to May 25, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5.30 to 7.30 p.m. Topics to be discussed include: The Barbadian Family Structure; Conflict Resolution; …

Community Development To Honour 12 Women

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Members of the public have the opportunity to nominate outstanding women in their communities to be honoured in observance of International Women’s Day on March 8. The Community Development Department (CDD) will partner with the Institute for Gender and Development Studies of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus to recognize eleven women, one from each parish, as …

Community Technology Programme Resumes

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Community Development Department will resume its Community Technology programme from Monday, October 1. Persons can take advantage of free 10-week levels one and two courses in Microsoft Office 2010.  Level-one training will be in Computers, Internet and Microsoft Word, while PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel will be taught at level two. There will also be a number of three and …

YMCA & CDD To Hold Courses

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The YMCA, in collaboration with the Community Development Department, will host the ‘Eye on the Y’ Programme starting Monday, September 3. The ‘Eye on the Y’ Programme offers a number of skills training courses which are designed to equip young people with income generating skills. In addition, persons who may want to enhance their ‘do-it-yourself’ capabilities are encouraged to take advantage …

ITS For Teens Can Help Develop Barbados

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Community Development Department believes the ITS For Teens programme can assist in offering some of the talents and skills needed to combat several of the ills that hinder Barbados’ development. Programme Coordinator at the Community Development Department, Bridgette Marshall-Griffith, says the programme, which the Department has hosted for the past decade, was specially designed for teenagers between the ages …

Communities Have A Role In Stemming Violence

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Minister of Youth, Adrian Forde, believes that communities must get back to being ‘our brother’s keepers’ if they are to have a chance at reducing violent behaviour. He made this assertion at an Awards and Prize Giving Ceremony for the winners of the Primary Schools Essay Competition on the topic: How to Prevent Violence in Schools, which was put on …

Public Lecture Coming Off At Baywoods

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Community Development Department will host a public lecture on the topic: The Rights of the Consumer in Barbados in These Challenging Economic Times. The lecture will be held on Thursday, July 5, at the Baywoods Resource Centre, Baywoods, St. James, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. paula.harper-grant@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Upgrade Your …

CDD To Host Parenting Workshop

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Parents and guardians who wish to get help with or just improve their parenting skills can do so through a parenting workshop, hosted by PAREDOS, in collaboration with the Community Development Department. The 10-week parenting programme will take place at the Valley Resource Centre, St. George, on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, beginning on May 12, and continuing through …