Young men will be given an opportunity this summer to interact with and learn from positive and relatable role models with the hopes of providing them with tools for self-improvement
The Director of Gender Affairs, in its thrust to invest in the island’s young people, will be hosting a Men Engage Summer Institute (MES-I) Summer Camp
The one-week event, is, according to the DoGA is designed to explore the male perspective on issues related to Gender and Masculinity, Conflict Resolution, Emergency Disaster Preparedness, Health & Wellness, Life Skills, Substance Abuse, Sports and much more.
Directorate of Gender Affairs, Mr. Jamie Saunders says the event is being held at a critical time in Antigua and Barbuda.
“The Men Engage Summer Institute will be taking place at a critical time, as the nation grapples with an increase in delinquency and deviant behaviour amongst youth, particularly young men. MESI will aim to reinforce positive values and principles amongst participants and provide them a safe space to explore issues and challenges that are relevant to them,” he added
The MES-I Summer Camp, which will host boys between the ages of 11-15, will be held at the T.N. Kirnon Primary School and will run from July 10th – 14th, 2023 from 9AM – 3PM.