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UPLIFTING ADOLESCENTS PROJECT

Sub-Grantee: Project Title:

Western Society for the Upliftment of Children

High Risk Children -Education Project

5totus Update: Thirty one ofthe Special Population adolescents left the program this period: 6 to regular schoois, 7 to o HEART program. 16 in skills tralnlng/apprenticeships. ond 1eoch migroted and died. A total of741 students. including317 in the special population hove attended the WSUC/CF program this quorter.

December test results saw sever01W S U C students being promoted from their previous grades. I t was as a result of these tests that the students who returned t o regular schoois were oble t o gain admission. Another round of examinationswas

administered In March. concentrated on codil;

Personol Deveiopment training resolution this period, and with

the

addition of a

new Guidance Counselor,

compliments o f t h e

Environmental Foundation of

Jamaica,

this

ospect

ofthe

program

is developing, available.

with

both

classes

and

ind'viduol

counseling now

A coreers guidance week in March exposed the students to a variety ofprofessionais, including a plumber. teacher, sociol worker, nurse, cosmetologist, ond a teocher who had lost his slght as a youth, but who had persevered and accomplished his degree wlth first class honors from U W . These sessions. includingwith porents, were very inspiring.

CF students In the photogrophy program hove also been exposed t o videography. UNICEF assistance for this program. as well as for the cosmetologyand borbering progrcms ceases in April, and other support sources are being sought. More than 50 students sought enrry t o the progrom in Januory, but only 5 could be accepted due t o space.

Parent Training and StaffDevelopmentwere conducted this period. The UAP training progrom Is proving very useful t o these sessions. Minister P o h a Simpson, and Ambassador Morjorie Tayfor visited the program, ond a dondion of $40.000was made by the Minister. 1 0 students have received basic training in W N C R repairs from a volunteer and

the performing group did presentations a t Ds and a t 313's Heakh Fair, among others.

product lounch

Space continues t o be the main problem facing both programs. and efforts are being made with Members of Parliament and other iduential oersons t o trv to resolve this main problem sometime in the near future.

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