The Ministry of Human Services and Social Security (MOHSS) is looking to train more women in day and night care, to provide a safe haven for children whose parents are working.
The Ministry of Human Services and Social Security recently expanded training in the field of home based care to meet the demand of this field under the Women Innovation and Investment Network (WIIN) programme.
Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr. Vindhya Persaud said over 2,000 persons were trained under the WIIN programme and 40% of that amount were trained in professional care.
“We’re looking at home based care, where it means home based care for the elderly and the patient yes but also getting women to understand day care and night care could not only be a safe haven or sanctuary for children but it also provides income.”
According to Minister Persaud, this component of this programme is expected to commence shortly.
“This level two of this Winn programme which will start quite soon, it’s focused specifically on that,” Dr. Persaud told media representatives during a recent event.
Meanwhile, the human services ministry will be working with parents on the challenges they face when their children are found on the streets.
She said they would be looking to institute harsher penalties for parents who are repeat offenders.