Monday, June 24, 2024

Ministries of Youth and National Defence Collaborate for Youth Development

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Hon. Kevin Bernard, Minister of Youth, Sports and E-Governance, met with Hon. Florencio Marin, Minister of National Defence and Border Security, to discuss the recently improved infrastructure for The Belize Youth Challenge Program.
This collaboration will allow both ministries to capitalize on strengths to better serve the youth of Belize. The goal is to improve youth development in the country and transform the youth institution into a central regional youth training institute.
The Belize Youth Challenge is proposed to be rolled out at the Mountain Pine Ridge and will cater to at-risk youth. A minimum of 150 young people will have an opportunity to be trained in basic skills and employment programs through the Competency-based Education and Training (CBET) model.
Also present for the meeting were Hon. Oscar Mira, Minister of State in the Ministry of National Defence and Border Security; Mr. Jose Urbina, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and E-Governance; Brigadier General (Ret’d) Dario Tapia, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of National Defence and Border Security; and Brigadier General Steven Ortega, Commander of the Belize Defence Force.

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