TAMCC’s Super Saturday Sessions funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) was off to an energetic start on Saturday 13th October, 2018 with its first session Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Social Welfare. Thirty (30) participants aged 13-57 years were engaged in plenary and small group discussions on topics including the core concepts, causes and consequences of sexual and gender based violence, self-care, survivor’s needs, sources of support for social welfare and local laws that pertain to sexual and gender based violence. The day’s agenda was conducted in two (2) sessions by the dynamic facilitators Ms. Laurel Victor and Mrs. Jacqueline Sealy-Burke. The course participants were in high praise of the content and practical exercises in which they were engaged.

Ms. Ayanna Williams, Coordinator of Resource Mobilisation at TAMCC who is serving as the Project Lead commented on the overwhelming response of the public to the call for participants in this inaugural training initiative. Ms. Williams stated, “Before we could engage in paid for advertisements, we were already at capacity for all six TAMCC’s Super Saturday Sessions. This speaks both to the power and reach of social media and more importantly, to the demand for this training methodology which goes beyond the theoretical approach and provides survivors and potential victims with practical skill sets that are applicable to their everyday lives”.

The other upcoming courses in TAMCC’s Super Saturday Sessions are Basic Home and Car Repairs and Basic First Aid. By empowering women and girls aged 12 years and above, the College and the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives are hopeful of the possible spinoffs from this training that can result in a reduction in the number of incidents of sexual and gender based violence in Grenada.

For more information on this project interested persons can contact Ms. Williams via email at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING and on 440-1389 ext. 2344 or 405-0794.

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