Outreach And Sensitization
Since 2006, the Ministry has been conducting training workshops for the public service. Departments under the Ministry of Labour were initially targeted as well as the Audio-Visual Aids Department .These included the Labour Department, Barbados Vocational Training Board and the then Ministry of Labour and Immigration. These workshops are conducted by Mrs. Cecily Spencer-Cross and Miss Jennifer Sealy, members of the Education committee, and utilise a non-conventional method of learning involving drama and role-playing. The Ministry’s long term goal is to train every public servant in Barbados about the GIVE programme and all that it stands for. Sensitization programmes are also conducted in selected communities in collaboration with the Fine Arts department of the Barbados Community College, which is directed by tutor, Miss Yvonne Weekes. The medium of drama is again utilized since it is felt that a more creative and interactive format would be more effective. The presentations are based on real events and reflects both good and bad service on the island.