CAPTION: Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid (centre) discusses the planned merger of the National Youth Service and Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning into the Heart Trust / NTA, at the Ministry’s National Heroes Circle offices Monday, November 14, 2016 with multilateral development partners and representatives from the education sector.

 

 Listening keenly are Mrs. Therese Turner-Jones (second left), General Manager, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Alicia Glasgow-Gentles, (left), executive director of  Youth Upliftment Through Employment (YUTE); Dean-Roy Bernard, (fourth left), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information; Maxine Wilson, (fifth left), chair of the HEART Trust /NTA; Kareen Cox, Fundraising and Communications Specialist, New Employment Opportunities (NEO) for Youth in Jamaica Project and Barrington Bryce, project co-ordinator, NEO, Jamaica.

 

Also in attendance were Dr. Grace McLean, Chief Education Officer, Natalie Rochester, Monitoring Specialist NEO Jamaica, Annelle Dane Bellony, Education Specialist IDB, Wayne Beecher of the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund Specialist and Dr. Wayne Wesley, Executive Director, HEART Trust/ NTA.