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PRESS RELEASE – The Union Agricultural Station Orchid Centre was the venue for the official launch of the ‘Corporal Punishment’ music video.
This video was a project of the Division of Human Services, in the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, in collaboration with The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the official sponsors of the project and the Gros Islet Primary School.
The song looks into the issues of domestic violence, family values and the corporal punishment of children both at home and in a school setting.
It calls for parents, teachers and members of society in general to devise other methods of disciplining children which can lead to better more adjusted children.
The corporal punishment song was Sang by Might J who now attends the Corinth Secondary School and was written by Jason “Bachelor” Joseph, Curriculum Specialist for Music with the Ministry of Education.
The music video which features students and teachers of the Gros Islet Primary School as well as other supporting characters was well received by the viewing audience.
It is expected that the video will soon air on all local TV stations and hopefully go viral on Youtube and Facebook to begin the sensitization which can lead to behavior change.