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National Youth Policy of Barbados

Ministry of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth Government of Barbados Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Barbados 1 October 2011 Policy document education, employment, health promotion

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“The premise behind this policy document is that the majority of Barbadian youth are decent hard-working people striving to live up to the expectations of significant others in their lives.”

Vision statement for Barbadian youth (as per consultation with the youth):
“Well educated, confident, healthy, responsible, progressive, creative and enterprising young men and women who are fully involved in the sustainable cultural, political, economic, social and physical development of their Caribbean nation.”

Key strategy areas for intervention:
1) Employment
2) Education
3) The Family
4) Core Values
5) Gangs
6) Housing
7) Lifestyle Diseases
8) Political Participation
9) The Environment


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