Youths of the United National Congress (UNC) in their continued efforts to support the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) donated computers and books to the Bank Village Youth Empowerment and Homework Centre at a function hosted by Couva North MP, Ramona Ramdial on Sunday.
According to the UN, the eight MDGs – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.
UNC Youth Arm Chairman, Nicholas Morris said, “Our group has proven to be a leader in the Caribbean as it is the first youth group in the region to address the UN MGDs in the Post 2015 Agenda. In 2001, UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan championed the use of computers as tools to educate and eradicate poverty. The UNC Youth Arm has fully supported this policy through the provision of over 55 computers for the less fortunate and development of two homework Centres in the past 18 months.”
MP Ramdial expressed her thanks to Morris for donating the computers to the new Bank Village Centre. She stated that, “Today’s society is one based on ICT applications and fast connectivity to a world of information. Through proper ICT education, young people, especially the lesser fortunate youths can seek employment and other educational opportunities.”
Ramdial also stated that the Homework Centre Programme would be expanded throughout the constituency of Couva North to enable and empower young people.