(GIS) — Saint Lucia continues to actively drive its social safety net reform policies and programmes.
An important step in the process was taken recently as a high-level delegation from the government of Saint Lucia travelled to Grenada on a study tour of that island’s social programme, Support for Education, Empowerment and Development (SEED).
SEED is a model programme in the Caribbean region aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty through targeted cooperation interventions across the government system.
In keeping with a holistic approach to the reform process, the Saint Lucia delegation discussed policy with technocrats from Grenada’s Ministry of Social Development, Housing, and Community Empowerment.
This included a tour of a refurbished school compound. The compound was opened three years ago and is being used as a residential facility for juvenile justice reform.