Prison Inmates Benefit From GARD Center Courses

The content originally appeared on: Antigua News Room
Prisoners Attend Gard Center Courses


The Gilbert Agricultural Rural Development Center well known as GARD Center or by the acronym GARDC, on Monday 10th June launched a new project.

This project, directed by Mrs. Angela Ephraim involves the training of ten inmates along with two other participants in several areas.

Courses are expected to run from Mondays to Thursdays each week and it is anticipated that all of the participants will aim for 100% attendance to these classes.

Over the next five weeks the group of twelve consisting of ten males and two females once complete the courses will be certified in the following:

Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices, Hydroponics, Crop Production, Budding/Grafting, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Beekeeping, Post-harvest technology;

Basic Baking & Decorating, Food Preparation

Life Skills, Customer Service

Academics such as English Language and Math

Business enterprise, Costing & pricing

Information Technology

The tutors/facilitators assisting the GARDC with these courses are Miss Efuru Elihu, Chef Maurine Bowers, Miss Joycelyn Humphreys, Dr. Renee Phillip, Miss Matara Murphy, Miss Julianne Laudat Mr. Kedane Gamble, Mr. Craig Joseph, Mr. Adrian Bowen, Mr. Jamaul Phillip, Mr. Joel Matthew and Sereno Benjamin. Other supporters are Miriam Samuel and Jacqueline Liddell.

On Thursday 11th July there will be an exhibition and closing ceremony.

Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Antigua! We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages.Contact us at [email protected]