Society relies on the ability of women to raise and shape successive generations. What we invest in our women is what we can expect to yield from them for the benefit of society and mankind.
The Caribbean Centre for Family and Human Rights (CARIFAM) is developing a Training Programme for Girls and Young Women which will prepare girls in a wholesome way for the roles and responsibilities they will be required to perform as women in the family and in society. The programme will target girls primarily between the ages of fifteen (15) and nineteen (19) and will build on the academic foundation that has been laid in the educational system and focus more intensely on inner self and character development, adequate preparation for career and vocation, grace, manners, and personal deportment. A full curriculum will be developed and specific course modules will include theory and practical courses in (1) Preparation for Marriage and Motherhood (2) Preparation for Career/Vocation (3) Preparation for Civic Responsibilities and Public Service. A comprehensive range of courses will be offered which will include but not be limited to:
Preparation for Marriage and Motherhood
Women’s Health (Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Reproductive Health Education),Relationship Knowledge (promoting healthy interaction with members of the opposite sex),Managing long-term personal economic goals, Finance and Budgeting, Parenting and Child Care, Hospitality Services/tourism training, Cultural traditions and art forms, Personal ecology and the management of the environment
Preparation for Career/Vocation
Career Education,Work Ethic and Etiquette, Essential Writing, Customer Service, Public Speaking and Presentation, Social Engagements, Civic Responsibility
Preparation for Civic Responsibilities and Public Service
Governance and Leadership, Public Finance, Critical Social Issues, Family, Children, Youth, Older Persons and Aging, The Environment, Human Rights Education, International Relations
Successful graduates of these programs will have the knowledge and confidence to achieve their long-term goals, to manage their own finances, family and career expectations.
Women will also be provided with a resource bank to which they can turn for assistance as questions and difficulties arise in their lives following graduation from the course. In this way, the programme is also committed to the provision of long-term mentorship and guidance, ensuring that women do not feel alone when faced with the multiple demands and difficulties of managing their lives, families and careers.
To request more information on this programme email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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