The Government of Grenada has created and seeks to implement the M-Power Project as a means of providing purposeful engagement to a cohort of approximately five hundred (500) young males from the ages of 18 to 35 across the fifteen (15) constituencies throughout the State.
The project will adopt an incremental, four (4) phased approach where by the cohort will be involved in diversified training, inclusive of but not limited to soft skills, direct skills, and apprenticeship training.
Overall, the project should improve the quality of life among marginalized young males by promoting self-development and sustainable employment.
The M-Power Project seeks to:
- Provide quality training for approximately five hundred (500) young males ages 18 to 35.
- Provide a source of income for young males through the provision of a stipend for twelve (12) months.
- Facilitate apprenticeship training for at least two (2) days per week for the duration of approximately twelve (12) months.
- Reduce incident and recidivism rates among young males who are in conflict with the law, through exposure to soft skills training on a weekly basis.
- Create a small business fund which participants can access for the creation of small businesses after the twelve (12) months of training.
- Create an education fund which participants can use to further develop themselves academically after 12 months (12) months of training.
- Improve the marketability and employability of young males through capacity building.