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Parents, teachers in rural community benefit from training workshop


Approximately 25 parents and teachers from pre-schools in the Byera and Georgetown areas benefited from a parent training workshop under the theme ‘Parenting Children for Dynamic Communities and a Productive Nation’ on February 20 at the Byera Community Centre.

According to director of Vinsave Janice Fraser, the workshop was organized and conducted by Vinsave as part of the parenting component of its Early Childhood training course for Child Development Workers. The students in training, who were part of the planning process, made a dramatic presentation on the different styles of parenting, which was well received.

A thought provoking presentation on ‘The Role of Parents’ by Mr Clair Yearwood, Community Development field officer, generated a lively discussion by the participants; parents were also engaged in workshop sessions, where the students and teachers of the Vinsave and Byesave Centres demonstrated the use of materials which can be used for stimulating their children at home.

Health and nutrition aspects were covered by Nurse Prescott of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, who conducted hypertension and diabetic testing. Inca Scott, a student in training, presented on the “sugar content in juices.”

The evaluation revealed that participants had benefited from the workshop.