School of Transformation

National Headquarters & Clarendon Branch

The School of Transformation is aimed at improving the social, educational, economical and spiritual development of one hundred at risk youths between the ages of 10 to 18 who have dropped out of the traditional schools.

The expectation is that the students registered in the school will re-enter or attain a place in the formal school system since it has been determined that engaged youths are less likely to become involved in or affected by violence which is widespread in the communities in which they live.

Enrolled: Total 78 students Central Village: 33 students & Clarendon: 43 students
Level 1: Grades 1-3 taught
Level 2 & 3: Grades 3-6 are taught
Additionally they recieve training in occupational skills (barbering and cosmetology), conflict resolution and mediation skills, aimed at improving self-esteem and promoting health seeking behaviours.

At the end of June 2016, of the 67 students who were a part of the programme, 16 graduated, 10 returned to the formal school system, 2 left to pursue employment and 39 did not return.