Too much Social Media, not enough Conflict Resolution – Barbadian educator and Union alarmed at growing trends

When not embroiled in clashes with the BCC, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) looks to garner assistance for the children of members affected by recent job losses – such as NCC staff who object to their removal and see it as incorrect tenure applications.

Second Chances” is an initiative where free lessons are taught to children of NUPW subscribers, in order to make it easier when they are preparing for the Common Entrance Examination.

Classes are held at Dalkeith on Saturday afternoons, they're being done in association with Sagicor which just hosted the launch of the programme at its Wildey, St Michael offices...

Classes are held at Dalkeith on Saturday afternoons, they’re being done in association with Sagicor which just hosted the launch of the programme at its Wildey, St Michael offices…

Principal of Parkinson Memorial Secondary School Jeff Broomes (himself under fire for his methods, which he counters by showing CXC results from 2011 to present) is one of the teachers and he is also donating two of the books he wrote on the preparation of the exam to every child.

Principal of Parkinson Memorial Secondary School Jeff Broomes (himself under fire for his methods, which he counters by showing CXC results from 2011 to present) is one of the teachers and he is also donating two of the books he wrote on the preparation of the exam to every child.

What he’s noticed as well as NUPW president Walter Maloney is an alarming trend when adversity strikes young Barbadians and people choose to record the disputes for social media rather than seek to mediate or eliminate the negativity from children’s lives. Broomes and Maloney then ponder how can Barbadians be clueless as to why the next generation seems to be adrift…

Second Chances” started two weeks ago and 15 students have taken advantage of the opportunity so far, while plans are in tow for an older version of the programme for teens about to do their CXC tests.

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