Each year the National Holiday (Summer) programme will run over a two week period.
One of many social and community-based projects that the Ministry of Youth Development, Sport, Culture and Art execute throughout the State is the National Summer Programme.
As a government, we are fully cognizant of the importance of engaging our young people throughout the year. Therefore, the National Summer Programme is offered to young people within the fifteen constituencies of the Tri Island State of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
This Programme seeks to involve young people, who are not productively engaged over the summer vacation, in various activities over a two week period.
The participants will have the opportunity to build their skills by engaging in activities in the areas of Sports, Culture, craft, Outdoor Field Trip and Interactive Sessions.
The objectives of the National Holiday (Summer) Programme:
- To help build an interest in learning new skills that will encourage and develop a zeal for self-employment;
- To allow the participants to gain a sense of independence and empowerment;
- To create an opportunity to make new friends and share knowledge and new skills;
- To provide an opportunity to promote social development and personal growth;
- To cultivate a high of civic responsibility through culture, sports and other physical activity among young people.
Various sporting disciplines will be held within the seventeen (17) centers including Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Cultural activities will be coordinated by the Division of Culture. The Cultural areas will be focused on but not limited to Folk Dance, Poetry, Maypole Dancing, /Choral Speaking, Recorders, Steelpan, Skits, Drumming, Violin and Storytelling.
A series of outdoor activities will be held during the period of the National Summer Programme within the various centers. Activities such as hikes, visit to historical sites, community visits to elderly homes and various institutions.
A community service component of the Summer Programme will be executed each year by the participants as a sense of giving back to the communities.
Life Skills Area:
- Personal Hygiene
- Career Guidance
- Conflict Management
- Money Management
- Child Abuse -
- Effective use of Social Media
- National Landmark
- Dental Care
- History and Revolution