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Welcome to the Ministry of

Youth Development, Sports, Culture & The Arts

Divisions

Divisions

Sports

Sports

The Ministry of Sports has the overall responsibility of providing technical services and functional sporting facilities to enable mass participation of citizens in sporting activities for the development of their talent and the nation in general. Through the medium of sports, the Ministry has a significant role to play in socio-economic and educational development.

Functions:

  • Develop and implement coaching programmes in various sporting events;
  • Provide playing facilities for our nation’s youth and other citizens;
  • Maintain and upkeep all the nation’s playing fields;
  • Organize sports competitions;
  • Facilitate other sporting activities;
  • Provide training and development programmes;
  • Manage Physical Education programmes in collaboration with the Ministry of Education;
  • Provide technical assistance;
  • Develop and implement sports policies.

The Ministry also provides Administrative Support for Programmes and Projects for the entire Ministry.

Objectives:

  • To implement an appropriate Management, Maintenance and Refurbishment Programme for all sporting facilities;
  • To establish and implement Human Resource Development Programmes (Advance Counselling Programme, Reporting, Theory and Methodology of Sports);
  • To continue the coaching of primary and secondary school children in the basic and advance techniques of Netball, Football, Cricket, Athletics Basketball and Swimming and provide avenues for competitions among schools at the pre-primary, primary and secondary level;
  • To play an active role in promoting sports development, community sports, healthy lifestyles and physical activity;
  • Preparation for and participation in regional and international sporting activities;
  • Further development of our sports scholarship programme.
Youth Development

Youth Development

The Ministry of Youth Development serves to bridge the gap between the nation’s youth and prospects for personal and professional advancement through the yearly implementation and monitoring of projects and programmes.

These initiatives provide networking exposure and opportunities for training in TVET, interpersonal relations and apprenticeship to young men and women as required.

Functions:

  • Planning, implementing, managing, assessing and monitoring youth development procedures;
  • Fostering youth involvement in development processes;
  • Coordinating and monitoring youth-led enterprises;
  • Developing and facilitating leadership, entrepreneurship and life skills training.

Objectives

  • To support the youth for empowerment and profitable employment by means of incentive, training and other supportive means;
  • To organize young people through youth organizations, non-governmental organizations and motivate them to participate in community development activities;
  • Promoting the formation of youth organizations at all possible levels;
  • To engage the youth in socio-economic development activities such as literacy programme, disaster management, environmental conservation and health issues such as protection of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse;
  • To involve the youth in the heart of the national development process;
  • To rehabilitate the delinquent, disorderly and idle youth into a structured, disciplined and dynamic youth force by providing vocational/skills development opportunities for their gainful employment;
  • To offer young people the chance to acquire practical work skills, learn new life skills and gain confidence and new strengths.

International Affiliations

  • CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Program
  • Commonwealth Youth Program

Intergovernmental Affiliations

  1. Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development & Religious Affairs
  2. Ministry of Health, Social Security & International Business
  3. Ministry of Social Development, Housing & Community Empowerment
Culture & The Arts

Culture & The Arts

Responsibility

The Ministry of Culture & the Arts has, over the years, evolved to better serve the community and to meet the growing demand of development nationwide. Its primary goal has been to provide technical support in the areas of the performing arts, music, theatre and dance, but in recent years there has been a need to refocus into the broader context of culture. This meant that the Ministry had to prepare a plan and give a sense of direction to Government on the role culture can play in the overall development, keeping in mind the existing human resources capacity and what was needed. This resulted in the design and development of a National Cultural Policy which was endorsed by Cabinet in 2013.

The National Cultural Policy has now become the platform for the development processes undertaken by the Ministry with particular focus on enhancing the capacity for alternative employment, careers and revenue streams.

Mission Statement

To enhance the unique, Grenadian tangible and intangible, cultural heritage through development, promotion and preservation programs and policies.

Vision Statement

To become the leading providers of Cultural education and opportunities in Grenada.

Description & Organisational Structure

This Ministry has various Divisions which encompasses a Drama, Dance, Music, and an Administration unit, with a total of 13 persons. In addition, the Ministry works with seven agencies namely, Grenada Cultural Foundation, SpiceMas Corporation, National Celebrations Committee, Parish Development Committee, Grenada National Museum, Grenada Film Commission and The Grenada National Trust.

Objectives:

The main objectives of the Ministry are as follows:

  1. To ensure that our product offerings are elevated and maintained at a very high and acceptable standard.
  2. Establish comprehensive policy frameworks to guide and facilitate the operations of all related stakeholders within the sectors.
  3. To maximize the economic potential of our festival and celebrations products.