NYC to launch five initiatives in March

nycThe National Youth Council (NYC) plans to launch five major initiatives in the month of March.

President of the NYC, Jahisiah Benoit, said March will be a very dynamic month for the Council.

The NYC’s website will be among the initiatives to be launched, he said.

“So it will be online pronto, it will disseminate information but more importantly to receive input from youth across the country,” he noted.

Benoit said there will be the official launch of the Council’s new office located at Kennedy Avenue and this is a significant achievement for the NYC.

“Coming from an office where we couldn’t facilitate a workshop or a proper meeting, we now have a very spacious facility,” Benoit stated. “We can host workshops there, we can facilitate the work of our media team there and still have space for an administrative block. So we think that is a landmark achievement and we hope to launch it in March.”

He stated further that the NYC is planning to establish a ‘Quarterly Youth Caucus.’

“We set off with an initial goal of establishing the National Youth Parliament, however based on discussions with relevant agencies we realized that there is already a Mock Parliament as well as several other areas that youth can voice their key concerns in respect to national issues,” Benoit explained. “So we have opted to host a Quarterly Youth Caucus at which District Youth Councils and leaders of youth organizations across this country can have a very constructive dialogue and reporting session and then, chart a way forward for the next quarter.”

He revealed that two television programs are also on the cards which follows the Council’s first television program “Youth, Camera, Action” being aired on Marpin Channel 5 every Wednesdays from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm for one year so far.

Benoit said the program will be broadened to GIS and Digicel Play with the debut of ‘Youth Pulse’ and ‘Youth Dock’ to be aired in March.

“So everyone will be able to on a weekly basis get relevant information and updates from the National Youth Council and more importantly be able to disseminate their information in respect to Youth Empowerment to the general public,” he stated.

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3 Comments

  1. Malgraysa
    February 26, 2015

    The similarities between NYCD and the Communist Youth League of China are striking. The NYCD falls under the auspices of the DLP like the communist youth league comes under the wing of the CPC (Communist Party of China), with which our DLP has a close relationship. Its First Secretary has the same role as the President of our youth league and is a member of the CPC central committee like mr. Benoit is now a member of Govt. The involvement of GIS reinforces the conception that this is modeled on the Communist youth league of China. A frightening prospect.

    • PapaDom
      February 27, 2015

      Be careful Wi they have a way of finding people’s identities. The signs are there and we continue to ignore them to our peril. Skerries talks about the president of Venezuela being legitimately elected but he hasn’t told us about the council being stripped of their powers. We see the same thing happening Ln Dominica when the people elect persons to their councils but improvement committees are set up and given funds by the gov’t.

    • record straight
      February 27, 2015

      You failed to mention the similarities which are so ‘striking’… are they similar in function and the roles played within the Country? same advocacy ?
      Also you seemed to have not read that the first TV show was in collaboration with Marpin 2k4. There are three television providers in Dominica, they are NOW ALSO working with the other two TV companies.. so why because GIS is one of them that means something political?. Based on your logic.. does it also mean they are working with the opposition undercover since they also have a special page on this news web-site? We all know DNO BLUE!. or should they not work with GIS or the government?
      And since they can’t be both you might as well stop being ignorant and accept the NYCD is a voice for all, no matter what political side the youth stand on.
      Stop making everything political… go do some volunteer work. Go contribute to the life of a young person, find something productive to do , stop spreading propaganda and foolishness

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