The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in collaboration with the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) is conducting a “Trainer of Trainers” Workshop on 10th April, 2014 and a Child Protection Seminar on 11th April, 2014 at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Resource Centre in Woolford Avenue.
Knowledge of the Child Protection Coaching modules is prerequisite for those seeking to obtain a WICB coaching certification. In this regard, the WICB/GCB may from time to time require the use of individuals from organisations within specific territories (in this case, Guyana) to conduct Child Protection seminars relevant to the goals and objectives of the WICB coaching certification standards.
As a result, the “Trainer of Trainers” Workshop was conducted for individuals who work directly with children, work in supervisory positions with children, and who have the aptitude for facilitation, that is, being able to effectively deliver such content material on Child Protection targeted individuals.
As a consequence, the participants for the Trainer of Trainers Program came from:
• Child Protection Agency of the Ministry of Labour, Human Service and Social Security Department of Guyana (6 Persons).
• Ministry of Education (2 welfare officers).
• Allied Arts Ministry of Education (2 persons).
• Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (1 persons).
• Guyana Cricket Board, Colin Stuart and Julian Moore (Coach/Tutor).
This Child Protection Seminar is mainly for GCB coaches from Demerara especially those involved in the WICB/GCB Grass root and Kiddies Cricket Programs. This aspect of Information sharing is critical since coaches are expected to work with children in a variety of settings, from outfield cricket activities to indoor blackboard and computerized exercises. Therefore coaches must be made aware of the policies, rules, guidelines, and ethical and principle considerations that must be taken into account when dealing with children.
Both programs span from 09:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs, and shall be facilitated by Colin St. Hill, Denise Harold and KJ Singh of the WICB.