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.
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.