Sport and Youth Ministry Postpones some events until further notice

Port of Spain, 17th March, 2020: The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs has advised that certain scheduled programmes will be put on hold from Friday 13th March, 2020 until further notice. This move is aimed at curtailing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and will impact three of the Ministry’s major youth development programmes: 40 Under 40, L.E.E.A.P, and MPower TT.”

The 40 Under 40 programme is an interactive platform where students between 15 and 17 years old interact with  young trailblazers and entrepreneurs who are under the age of 40 and serve as Youth Development Influencers in the fields of business development, entertainment, sport and more.

The Life Skills, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Activism and Patriotism (L.E.E.A.P.) Programme is a Soft skill Training programme geared at equipping young people with skills to improve their personal and professional lives.

MPower TT is an interactive programme which targets young men 16 – 29 years old. This programme promotes male empowerment and Mentorship, and is intended to provide direction to our young men and help them to make better life choices.

All stakeholders are encouraged to adhere to public health guidelines and act responsibly in promoting personal and public safety.

In addressing the Parliament on Friday 13th March, 2020, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley stated, “As a nation, we have no choice but to steel ourselves and step up to the demands of the situation.”

“The Government has advised a number of self-imposed, cautionary measures that will slow down, delay and possibly prevent the spread of the virus. Do not expose yourself unnecessarily through non-essential mass gathering. Limit your exposure to public places,” the Prime Minister cautioned.

Persons can visit the Ministry’s Website at www.msya.gov.tt; the Facebook and Instagram pages @MSYAGovTT or via email at info@msya.gov.tt for further information.

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