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Youth Guard Participants To Get Scholarships

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Youth Mario Bowleg reveals National Youth Awardees now have the opportunity to receive scholarships at BTVI.




NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Designed to teach young people the skills needed during natural disasters or emergencies, The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture launched the National Youth Guard Program.

Recently 64 of the 200 applicants completed the first phase of their training but as the minister responsible, Mario Bowleg reveals those youngsters now have the opportunity to receive scholarships at BTVI.

Bowleg said a new partnership with the LJM Maritime Academy has resulted in more scholarships for the participants.

He says the program is a step towards a resilient future, as participants are trained to respond to natural disasters.

They have learned skills such as carpentry, plumbing, and electrical works along with health and safety administration.

These young people come from 10 different Bahamian islands.

That will be followed by a reservist phase, meaning they can be called on to serve whenever needed.