Minister of Youth Development and National Service, the Honourable Foster Cummings, along with Permanent Secretary Farook Hosein and Acting Director of Youth Affairs Sean Ramrattan, today, met with CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Keigon Denoon and Renee Atwell and Alternates Khaleem Ali and Cindy Andrews, to discuss their role in promoting youth development across Trinidad and Tobago.
During the meeting, Minister Cummings reminded the Ambassadors and Alternates of the objective of the Programme; ‘to deepen the levels of youth participation in regional integration and in broad social and economic development processes.’
The Minister also iterated their dual role in addressing youth issues at the national level within a regional strategic framework, as well as bringing national issues to the attention of the Region’s policy makers and planners.
The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme is a regional network of young Caribbean nationals mandated by CARICOM Heads of Governments to advocate for and educate young people about regional priorities, such as HIV and AIDS and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. The Ministry of Youth Development and National Service remains committed to bringing all stakeholders together to promote youth development, and encourages civic-minded citizens to contribute to national service across Trinidad and Tobago.