Minister of National Mobilization, Social Development, the Family, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Fredrick Stephenson, says the Teen Mother Programme has recorded a 90 per cent success rate as of the end of October this year.
Addressing a political rally of the Unity Labour Party (ULP) yesterday at Argyle, Minister Stephenson said that under the programme, most of the young women who would have gotten pregnant while in school, but who were given a chance to return to school, have graduated with five or more Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects.
Minister Stephenson also outlined a number of other programmes which have been implemented by the ULP since the party came to office in 2001.
Among these he said are the Home Care for the Elderly programme, the Youth Empowerment Service (YES) Programme; the Supportive Education and Training (SET) Program and the housing programme.
Minister Stephenson also highlighted some of the ULP’s plans for this country in the next five years, including the National Geothermal Project; and the official opening of the Argyle International Airport.