Draft Youth Policy Now Online for Review

Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 28, 2013 (SKNIS): Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis living at home and abroad have a final opportunity to weigh in on the development agenda for youth for the next five years.

Deputy Director at the Department of Youth Empowerment Diane Dunrod-Francis told SKNIS that the draft Federal Youth Policy has been posted online at www.youth.gov.kn and fields have been added to each section to allow for comments from persons reviewing the information.

“We felt it was important to post the draft document online before it was submitted to the Cabinet for consideration,” Mrs. Francis revealed. “We have had broad based consultations at home with stakeholders from the public and private sector, civil society and private individuals and so this will allow persons who may have not been able to participate in the process or those residing in the Diaspora to give suggestions.”

Relevant sections include Defining Youth Development, Youth Services, Policy Objectives and Imperatives, Strategic Interventions, and Monitoring and Evaluation.

“The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis remains committed to the holistic development of the people of the Federation toward ensuring sustainability in the progression of the nation,” Mrs. Dunrod-Francis said. She added that she was looking forward to the feedback and recommendations from the public.

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