225 young people benefit from antigang sensitisation sessions
The Ministry of National Security has intensified its efforts to tackle youth involvement in crime with the recent staging of six anti-gang sensitisation sessions.
Approximately 255 young people benefited from the sessions, which were held across the island over two weeks, from October 25 to November 7. These include youth offenders in juvenile centres, probationers, and unattached young people.
Focus was placed on equipping the participants with life and entrepreneurial skills and conflictresolution techniques.
The sessions, under the theme ‘Make the Choice to take a Chance and Change Your Life’, were a joint effort between the ‘We Transform Programme’ and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed at deterring youth from engaging in illicit activities, especially gang involvement.