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Youth leaders to get pandemic technical support

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Youth organisations, clubs and youth leaders across Tobago are set to access additional support to help youth navigate life in the Covid-19 pandemic.

They are being invited to a presentation entitled “Supporting Youth during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Response, Recovery and Resilience”, which will be held on July 1 from 10 a.m. The session, aimed at giving stakeholders additional tools for supporting the next generation of leaders, is being hosted by the Department of Youth in collaboration with the University of the West Indies.

The discussion will cover topics such as “Surviving and Thriving: Youth Living in a COVID-19 World” and “Staying the Course Amid the Pandemic: Potential Impact and Challenges for Youth”. Contributors include lecturers from the UWI Department of Behavioural Sciences, Dr. Cheryl-Ann Boodram (Social Work) and Dr. Christine Descartes (Psychology). Interested persons can email

Persons are encouraged to pre-register at

Sharing the motivation behind the session Youth Development Director, Ann Marie deGazon highlighted, “The youth population has changed dynamically during recent  times. We at the Department of Youth have the responsibility to provide support to those that serve, interact and guide the youth population across Tobago. To that end, this session will discuss skills and tools to ensure that the ever changing needs of our young persons are met.”

The Division of Sport and Youth Affairs will continue to rise to the challenge of changing circumstances surrounding the ongoing pandemic by increasing professional development opportunities, to ensure all stakeholders are provided with the calibre of support necessary at this time.