Approximately 35 Single Heads of Households were on Wednesday May 15, 2019 – enrolled in the 2019 Single Parents Programme, organized by the Gender Affairs Division within the Ministry of Social Development.
The participants attended an orientation session held under the theme “To Heal Families and empower lives” held at the Fisheries Conference Room.
Program Coordinator Ms. Lafleur Quammie Harry said the program was developed as a result of g a country poverty assessment, in 2007 and 2008, which featured 30.2 percent of the population as being poor, by way of vulnerability and that 30.2 or 48.2 percent are vulnerable.
The objective of the program is to assist single parents in moving from a state of dependency to independence.
It targets both male and female single parents who are between the ages of 18 to 35 and have one or two or more children.
The target group is vulnerable households headed by single parents – who are unemployed or self employed and are in dire need of assistance.