NYA was delighted to work with the Commonwealth Secretariat in delivering four virtual training sessions to youth workers from St Kitts and Nevis.  These sessions provided the youth workers with the opportunity to discuss relevant themes and develop skills for their teaching practices.  The workshops explored topics of safety in a group, Covid-19, celebrations, endings, values, and beliefs in a group work context.

Katrina Harris, NYA Senior Practice Lead said,

We have had a fantastic time delivering learning to the youth workers of the Islands of St Kitts and Nevis. The youth work specialists found those who were attending, engaging and full of enthusiasm for learning with the subjects we delivered.  They shared their experiences along with providing information that they would take away from the delivery and utilise in their groups on their Islands. We wish them well for their future youth work and it demonstrates that youth work is definitely a global language and activity.

Kerdis Clark, Director of the Department of Youth Nevis, a participant on the course said,

We are eternally grateful to the Commonwealth Secretariat and the UK National Youth Agency for the successful hosting of the first round of youth development training for St. Kitts and Nevis. The training sessions were timely, refreshing, enlightening, motivating, and stimulating for the entire staff of the Department of Youth – Nevis. Since we are re-energized, we look forward to a more productive and meaningful year of positive youth engagement!

The NYA are pleased to be a key partner of the Commonwealth Secretariat, supporting Youth Work and Youth Development.  The reciprocal learning opportunities that this partnership creates are an exciting and creative way to build the international movement of professional youth work, for the benefit of young people and communities.

Click here to read more from the Commonwealth Secretariat on the partnership.

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