Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): Youth-oriented and youth-led organizations in St. Kitts and Nevis are strongly encouraged to register or re-register in some cases, with the Department of Youth Empowerment on or before January 31, 2021.
Fifty-three organizations completed the hassle-free registration in 2020 and had access to numerous opportunities including access to technical expertise, networking opportunities with other organizations and agencies, as well as access to materials and resources. In the past, organizations received assistance with cots, stoves, easels, projectors, and the like.
“We know that there are several groups that exist that did not register with the department and we would love to welcome them under our tent,” said Maluska Douglas. Mrs. Douglas is spearheading the registration effort.
She added that each registered group is now provided with a certificate from the Department of Youth Empowerment that they can proudly display. The certificate can be used as proof of registration which is required by some regional and international agencies.
Access to grant funding opportunities from various institutions, as well as the ability to apply for duty-free concessions from the Ministry of Finance through the Department of Youth Empowerment, was also highlighted as registration benefits.
Registration can be completed at the Department of Youth Empowerment located on the top floor of the Cable Building on Cayon Street. Information can be obtained via telephone at 467-1393 or by @SKBYouthEmpowerment on Facebook.