Tutor of the natural products programme, Christiana Moore (left), explains the benefits of one of her products to interested patron Sonia Jones (right), as Community Development Officer Sophia Parris looks on.
INDIVIDUALS taking classes offered through the Community Development Department at the Valley Resource Centre in St. George are now equipped to reproduce skills learnt over the last ten weeks to generate income for themselves.
Yesterday, a number of participants showcased their skills when the Centre hosted an Open Day and Product Sale. On offer were manicures and pedicures at reasonable prices, as well as natural products like locally made soaps, lip balms, creams, bath salts and sugar scrubs. Jewellery and art were also on display.
Community Development Officer Sophia Parris told the Barbados Advocate that the idea for the classes came about when her colleague Cheryl Lewis, a Community Development Aide, thought of a way to assist a number of unemployed persons who would visit the Centre.
“Cheryl came up with the idea because, during the day, a lot of ...