(ZIZ) The residents of the New Horizon Rehabilitation Center for juveniles between the ages of twelve to eighteen will officially start classes on Monday, February 10th.
This week, the center held a workshop for some of the teachers who are expected to start working with the residents.
Director of the New Horizon Rehabilitation Center, Adele Williams says the staff and facilitators went through rigorous training in order for them to be equipped to teach and interact with the children.
She said, “We worked alongside the police service as well that did some Island Constable training for our security staff. We also worked with the counselling service that trained the staff on identifying key issues that are related to young people. We had training from the education department; we had training from the health department that dealt with first aid so there was a range of programs and training that we had to equip our staff with.”
Deputy Director, Naeemah Hazelle says the center caters to the individual needs of each child.
“In terms of education, the children will go to class. We have everything here from children who are remedial to children who are in CSEC preparation…so the children get the chance to do the education that are suited to them,” she said.
The New Horizon Rehabilitation Center presently houses seven residents.