Boys Training Center Gets Cinematography Training

- Advertisement -

Press Release:- In seeking to provide innovative and practical learning opportunities to youth in the child justice system, the Saint Lucia Boys Training Centre is now offering a new technical skill to their residents.

In partnership with the USAID/ OECS Juvenile Justice Reform Project (JJRP), Dove Productions and the Saint Lucia Boys Training Centre established a new 12-week cinematography programme for youth in the facility.

13 youth are currently being trained in scripting, writing, lighting, filming and interviewing, and it is anticipated that through this programme the trainees will gain a sense of value and confidence and develop an employable skill.

The JJRP purchased the video equipment to facilitate this training programme to ensure that cinematography can become a permanent part of the overall rehabilitation programming at the Boys Training Centre.

- Advertisement -

The JJRP is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented by the OECS Commission.

The current students have completed six weeks of training, working on numerous video production skill sets.

The JJRP public relations video linked to this press release is their first major production to be partially produced by some of the students, which required them to assist in the filming, conducting interviews and editing.

One of the trainees in the programme expressed how much he looks forward to the classes and that he will continue to build his skills through more practice.

In speaking about the multiple benefits of the programme, Mr. Colin Weekes, programme leader indicated, “Dove Productions aims to give back to society, advance the film industry in the Caribbean, help to develop model citizens and provide an avenue for these youth to earn a living.”

Mr. Sonson, head of the St. Lucia Boys Training Centre, shared, “The Boys Training Centre has been around for 60 years providing a road to rehabilitation and reintegration for those young boys who have not been diverted from custody. We provide young people with a chance for change through counselling, numeracy and literacy courses and a number of other technical programmes. We have 13 boys in this cinematography course which gives the boys options…to develop technical skills. This programme supports our goals of developing the boys to a level where they can successfully assimilate back into their communities and become productive citizens.”



- Advertisement -
Editorial Staff
Editorial Staff
Our Editorial Staff at St. Lucia Times is a team publishing news and other articles to over 200,000 regular monthly readers in Saint Lucia and in over 150 other countries worldwide.


Comments are closed.


Subscribe to our St. Lucia Times Newsletter

Get our headlines emailed to you every day.

Four People Injured In Desruisseaux Vehicle CrashRead
+ +
Send this to a friend