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Aug 25, 1998

C.Y.D.P. holds graduation for literacy students

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While some students are heading back to the classrooms this week, eight youths are leaving classes after a year of studies. The Conscious Youth Development Programme is holding graduation ceremonies at the Bliss Institute this evening, for students successful in this year’s Literacy Program. The program, which started in 1995, is offered as a part of the Ministry of Education’s National Literacy Campaign. According to C.Y.D.P.’s Education Liaison Officer, Douglas Hyde, the program offers the students academic challenges and personal development.

Douglas Hyde, Education Liaison Officer, C.Y.D.P.

“The Literacy Program is basically a program that helps young people who have dropped out of school. Our target group, we aim to help young people to get back into school. The program is set up in three different levels to help the youths with Math, English, Science, Social Studies that will help them get back into school. C.E.T. or any other organizations that will help them go on.

The level one deals with standard one, two, three. Level two deals with three and four and level three deals with five through six. We deal with Math, English, Reading, Speech, Arts, things like that.”

Q: “How successful has it been in the past three years?”

Douglas Hyde

“We have a lot of success. We have at least ten or fifteen youths graduating from the program in the past three years and it’s moving up. It’s going on very progressively.”

Students interested in signing up for this year’s Literacy Program, starting in September, are asked to contact C.Y.D.P.’s office at 72453 by September ninth.

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