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Choices – Consequence is No Coincidence –

A 5-part Workshop Series

The aim of the workshop series is to introduce the participants to the Power and Implications of Choice. What are the consequences of poor choices and the steps to making better choices?
 

Workshop Topics

  • Choices and Relationships

  • Choices and Money

  • Choices and Sex

  • Choices and Career

  • Choices and The Power of Thoughts

Included in the workshops are yoga sessions, art therapy all anchored around a licensed child psychologist who guides the discussion in an open informal safe space.

NiNa in Schools

The NiNa Young Women’s Leadership Programme also engages other students. There is a 12-month entrepreneurship programme within high schools in Trinidad where 5th to 6th formers learn entrepreneurship skills. 12 targeted modules for business skills are taught. At the end of the year’s programme, the students give a business pitch culminating in the NiNa Aspiring Entrepreneur Award – a financial award to act as seed funding for their enterprises. There are now 8 graduates of the NiNa Young Women’s Leadership Programme who are actively mentoring other young girls to develop life skills.

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NiNa Programme for Young Women in State Care

NiNa is engaged with the ladies under state care throughout the calendar year in a programme called NiNa St. Jude's Home for Girls Programme.  The following are activities we undertake:

  • 1 week of training through a boot camp for young women ages 15 - 17 in business and life skills

       - Business pitch culminating in a financial award

 

  • 6-day summer training in life skills (coping, public speaking, leadership, marketing through mentorship, yoga, field trips, sharing of stories by other young entrepreneurs, STEM, sexual health, building self-value)

 

  • Year-round mentoring for select girls in the home with monthly activities

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Nina's Teacher Training Programme

The NiNa Young Women’s Leadership Programme also works in schools across Trinidad to bring entrepreneurial training to students. Teachers are often the ones who students trust to tell that something is wrong at home or may notice that something is wrong with the student. The project will use the documented tools to train teachers in two of the schools we work with to help family violence victims report the abuse and get the support they need to cope.

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The NiNa Young Women’s Leadership Programme also works in schools across Trinidad to bring entrepreneurial training to students. Teachers are often the ones who students trust to tell that something is wrong at home or may notice that something is wrong with the student. The project will use the documented tools to train teachers in two of the schools we work with to help family violence victims report the abuse and get the support they need to cope.

 

Youth are more likely to succeed if they are exposed to protective factors—conditions that buffer risks (e.g., exposure to violence, living in poverty) and improve the likelihood of future positive outcomes You can help the children in your care develop or strengthen their resiliency with the following actions:

  • Modelling a positive outlook

  • Building their confidence

  • Helping them build connections

  • Encouraging goal setting

  • Viewing challenges as learning opportunities

  • Teaching self-care

  • Providing opportunities to help others

Objectives:

  1. Recognize and detect the signs of young women who may be exposed to volatile living environments

  2. Identify support and tools that are available 3. Learn world best practices