Youth and Development in the Caribbean

Report of the Commonwealth Caribbean Regional Youth Seminar, Port of Spain, Trinidad, August 1970

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Training and Service: Young People as a Natural Resource

In so far as my work deals with volunteers, what I am going to say may seem irrelevant to those who are tormented with the problems of involving the unemployed in work. Indeed, during conversations with the youngsters of Mt. St. George Youth Camp in Tobago and at Chaguaramas Camp in Trinidad, it became clear that many simply could not conceive why one should be training and involving young people in activities that did not lead immediately and directly to permanent employment.


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