Govt seeks to revive reintegration of teen moms programme

first_imgThe Education Ministry in a move to have teenage mothers reintegrated into the school system has begun advertising for interested persons to indicate such interest.Speaking with Guyana Times, Chief Education Officer Olato Sam said that advertisements have commenced in order to gather candidates and a consultant to begin the process of reintegration into the school system.According to the CEO, it is expected that the process of reintegration is initiated soon since “there is a consultancy that is about to commence that is going to address that.”Earlier in 2016, it was recognised by the Education Minister to have school aged mothers reintegrated into the learning system, in their mission to overcome the difficulties and introduce new means to enhance the education system. This call was endorsed by First Lady Sandra Granger and other entities, including Women Across Differences (WAD).At that time, it was highlighted by Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine that to have this implementation would result in the creation of “better all rounded citizens” and “a better society.” When school aged girls do not return to school after giving birth, he pointed out, creates an overburden of the welfare system and could possibly leave space for exploitation of women, thus increasing the illiteracy rate.The programme to reintegrate teenage mothers into the school system was launched on April 15, 2008. The programme was launched under the theme “Assisting to Achieve Quality Education through Reintegration” and had started in 2007 but was officially launched in 2008.The initiative is in keeping with the millennium development goals and targets youths.last_img read more


first_imgThe Killybegs Coast Guard last night responded to a call that a rib was in difficult conditions off the coast of Donegal near Bunglass.Killybegs Coastguard respond to a callThe team were on a training operation when they were alerted to a distress call.Killybegs Coast Guard checked the area around Bunglass and Slieve Liag and also in Teelin Harbour but nothing was found. Killybegs Coast Guard were stood down by Malin Head Coastguard.The unit has again appealed to people if they need them or see someone who you think needs their help just call 112 or 999 ask for the Irish Coast Guard. COAST GUARD RESPOND TO CALL BUT FIND NOTHING was last modified: July 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Killybegs Coast Guardlast_img read more