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Graduation Ceremony - Home Management and Food Preparation for Men and Boys and Defining Masculine Excellence Programmes.

By Gender and Child Affairs on 9/5/2017

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On Saturday 2nd September, 2017, the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs held a graduation ceremony for participants from the Home Management and Food Preparation for Men and Boys and Defining Masculine Excellence Programmes.

One Hundred and ninety six (196) men and boys from thirteen (13) communities were trained in our Food Preparation and Home Management for Men and Boys Programme. This Programme was designed to equip men and boys with skills that promotes shared responsibilities within the household and improving family relationships as well as preparing males to participate more efficiently with management of the household.

Eighty (80) participants from Point Fortin, Port-of-Spain and the Trinidad and Tobago Protective Services were trained in the ten weeks (10) Defining Masculine Excellence Programme an initiative of the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs).The Programme help men explore the problems associated with the concept and perceptions of masculinity.

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 Centre( L-R): Rev. Brian Skinner, the Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State and Ms. Antoinette Jack-Martin, Director, Gender Affairs stand with participants from the Defining Masculine Excellence Programme

 Centre (L-R) The Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State and Ms. Antoinette Jack-Martin, Director, Gender Affairs stand with participants from the

Food Preparation and Home Management for Men and Boys Programme

Delicious dishes from the Food Preparation and Home Management for Men and Boys Programme

Minister Webster-Roy speaks with one of the young chef from the Food Preparation and Home Management for Men and Boys Programme

Minister Webster-Roy views the presentation of participants from the Diego Martin community

The Minister and Permanent Secretary extends special thanks to facilitators, staff at the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) and supporting family members who were instrumental in the graduates’ success.

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