PHILIPSBURG:— Starting in November 2016, the K1 Britannia Foundation will begin its new 6 month program that will provide 16 foster teenagers and 5 teenagers under probationary measures aged 16 to 18 with work experience placements, educational and practical training courses, ‘work-ready’ workshops and volunteer placements with social development organizations.The program aims to increase the employability of foster teenagers and teenagers on probationary measures on St. Maarten.
K1 Program Manager Tony Dunkerley explained, “Finding employment is a major problem for foster teenagers and teenagers on probationary measures on St. Maarten – particularly for those with limited higher education, relevant training, work experience, or those with a criminal history. In addition, as they approach 18 years of age and leave the foster care system/join the adult probationary system, there is no further support and they often find themselves unemployed and with limited options.”
The K1 Britannia Foundation is committed to assisting these youths in a variety of forms, but this relies entirely on the involvement and generosity of the community. The K1 Britannia Foundation are now looking for employers who can offer a 2-month work placement with their respective businesses.
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For information about the foundation, visit www.k1britanniafoundation.org and “K1 Britannia Foundation” on Facebook.
Source: St. Martin News Network
K1 Britannia Foundation To Launch Work, Training and Social Development Program.