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PM Pledges Support For Nation’s Youth

The government has pledged to provide all the necessary resources for inner city youth who struggle with learning challenges and require extra help in the classroom, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced yesterday at he delivered remarks at a Junkanoo and Summer Youth Programme.

Mr. Christie used his own story of how he overcame learning difficulties to go on and have both a successful professional and political career.

“There is no way possible that my government can know that there are students in these schools – and we know who these students are and what their challenges are and we do not provide them with the necessary resources to help to fix the problem,” Mr. Christie said.

The six-week long summer programme is being held at the E.P. Roberts Primary School and is intended to provide inner-city youngsters in the Centreville and Englerston constituencies with an opportunity to develop dance, music, art and athletic skills.

Mr. Christie hailed the programme, which is being put on by the Z-Bandits Junkanoo Group as crucial because of its potential to save so many young lives.

“Junkanoo and sports helped to get me back on track at a time when I was struggling as student,” the prime minister said.

“You have to work hard and practice to be good at whatever is that you want to do.”

The camp, now in its seventh year, ends on Friday with a grand Junkanoo Street Parade in Englerston.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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