Press Release November 2013

St.Lucia Crisis Centre reinforces its Capacity In Grant Management

MS. Antonia jean, Managing Director of the St. Lucia Crisis Centre has returned from a one day Grants Leadership Forum in Barbados which looked at various aspects of programme development and management. The US State Department funded seminar accommodated participants from the OECS and Barbados representing NGO’s   and other Service/Charitable agencies, which have been grantees or are potential grantees of  financial assistance from the United States of America.

The St. Lucia Crisis Centre has signed a two year agreement with PEPFAR –S/GWI of the Department of State, Washington,  to train forty-five (45) single mothers aged between 18 and 35 in areas of literacy, parenting, conflict and anger management, ethics, house-keeping, self esteem, culinary skills, and inter-personal relationships. Training will also focus on the areas of Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS prevention; Sexual and Reproductive health.

The goal of this project is to provide the participants with the aptitude necessary for employment. Participants will hopefully qualify for jobs within the hospitality and domestic sectors on successful completion of the project.  The Centre is currently recruiting participants for the first group training to commence in January 2014.

By Andrew Sealy, PRO