CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE & RURAL ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME [SAEP]
Kirani James Boulevard, St. George
Tel: (473) 435-6802/3
PRESS RELEASE NO. 7
OFFICIAL SIGNING OF MOU BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE, T.A MARRYSHOW COMMUNITY COLLEGE, GRENADA NATIONAL TRAINING AGENCY AND NEW LIFE ORGANIZATION FOR THE SAEP PROGRAMME
On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, the official signing of three Memorandum of Understandings between the Ministry of Finance Climate Smart Agriculture and Rural Enterprise Programme (SAEP) and the TA Marry show Community College (TAMCC), New Life Organization (NEWLO) and the Grenada National Training Agency (GNTA) was held at the MOF Conference Room. In Attendance were Ms. Patricia Clarke, Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Isha Abraham, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Chair of SAEP’s Steering Committee, Mr. Byron Campbell, Head of Rural Development with Responsibilities to the SAEP Programme, Mr. Lincoln Morgan Chief Executive Director of GNTA, Dr. Jeffery Britton, Principal of T.A Marryshow Community College and Sr. Margaret Yamoah, Executive Director of NEWLO.
The Memorandum of Understanding is focusing on confirming the commitment of three Service Providers (TAMCC, NEWLO, GNTA) towards the provision of life skills, vocational training and certification leading to sustainable permanent employment opportunities for 400 rural youths throughout the state of Grenada. The total value of the three MOUs is $2,886,435.00 XCD.
Acting Permanent Secretary, Ms. Patricia Clarke stated that the only way to empower the rural youth of our society is through Education. This is shown by the Service Provider’s commitment to providing skills training in ICT, Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Hospitality, and Tourism which will significantly affect our national development. The Permanent Secretary also reaffirmed the commitment of the Government to improving the livelihood of the Grenadian people and noted that this component of the SAEP Programme will improve 400 young lives in Grenada.
The Memorandum of Understanding is a three-year agreement between the SAEP Programme and the TA Marry show Community College (TAMCC), New Life Organization (NEWLO) and the Grenada National Training Agency (GNTA). Within the agreement, the Service Providers will be required to provide CVQ/NVQ Level 2 certification and job placement support to 400 rural youths. In addition, the youth will be provided with the gears and equipment for completion of coursework, literacy assistance, life skills training, nutrition, and entrepreneurial training, assessment, and certification. Provisions will be made for transportation and child care assistance to be provided to single parents and at-risk youths. Also, consideration will be given to 60 rural youths that are not certified, but has practical knowledge in a certain field and are interested in certification through Assessment of Prior Learning (APL). The courses will be run for eight to ten months in training Centers Island-wide including Carriacou.
The SAEP Programme is pleased to have reached this milestone in its startup activities and looks forward to the continued success of the Programme.
For further information, please call 435-6802/3/442-0105, or email
SAEP Communications Unit
Kirani James Boulevard, St. George
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