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Posted: Monday 7 October, 2019 at 1:32 PM

Crime and violence initiatives continue in CARIFORUM: At risk youth targeted for animation and Digital Media Training in Suriname

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By: (CARICOM), Press Release

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) -- Several At Risk Youth in Suriname, the first of three Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) of ACP States, will benefit from   capacity building in animation and digital media at a training workshop which runs from 8-11 October 2019, in Paramaribo. Training will also be done in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. 

     

    The training is an activity of the Crime and Violence Project (CVP)_ Component of the CARIFORUM-EU Crime and Security Programme under its Tenth European Development Fund.  This programme’s approach to tackling crime and security focuses on drug demand and supply reduction, crime prevention and social development, and capacity-building of law enforcement and security agencies.

    According to the Project Manager of the CVP, “the overall objective of the training is to create opportunities for at-risk youth, including incarcerated youth in CARIFORUM. 
     
    “Training in animation and other digital media tools, even at the introductory level, will enhance their chances of becoming creative and productive 21st century citizen”. He said
     
    Deputy Programme Manager for Culture, Riane Dehass Bledoeg said “the training across the three countries   was so designed to engage and inspire at-risk youth, including incarcerated youth between 15-29 to pursue a career in the animation industry by providing them with a hands-on training”
     
     Explaining the training was two-fold in design, with a train the trainer component, Ms. Dehass Bledoeg said it’s expected result was a cadre of at-risk youth trained in animation and digital media skills with interest in further developing their skills and pursuing a career in the animation industry.
     
    Noting the Caribbean’s unique position to benefit from international export of its culture and creativity through digital media and animation. the Deputy Programme Manager shared that the Secretariat has been collaborating in raising awareness on animation and digital media in the Region and has promoted the use of animation in learning environments, public education and safeguarding cultural heritage.
     
    The training is being provided with funding from the Tenth EDF Crime and Security Programme and will be conducted by Animae Caribe.
     
     
     
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