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Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme (GAPP)

Level I for Young People (17 -25 years)

The Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme (GAPP) is an intensive short-term Intergenerational Training Programme which imparts knowledge and skills in elder care to young persons between the ages of 17 – 25. GAPP’s mission is to sensitize young men and women to the aging process and prepare them, through training and field visits, to develop practical skills and values toward professional approach to work. A stipend of $60.00 for each day attended is provided to assist trainees to successfully complete the programme.

Objectives:

  • Develop a sense of self-worth and discipline among young persons in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Bridge the gap between young persons and the elderly, thereby allowing for more effective interaction and effort
  • Develop caring skills in young people
  • Foster national consciousness
  • Improve social interaction among people in various communities

Target:

  • Young people between the ages of 17-25.

How to Apply:

  • Programme advertised via the media
  • Application forms completed and returned within deadline
  • Successful candidates are notified

Level II for Young People (18 - 30 years)

The Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme (GAPP) is an intensive short-term Intergenerational Training Programme aimed at empowering young persons between the ages of 18 – 30, to respond to the growing and complex needs of an aging population. The programme’s mission is to sensitize young men and women (18 -30 years) to the aging process and prepare them, through training and field visits, to develop practical skills and values toward a professional approach to work.

Objectives:

  • Develop and foster in trainees positive attitudes about caring and respect for the elderly in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Enable trainees to discuss the psychological and physiological changes in the aging process
  • Identify the needs of the elderly and demonstrate the expertise in monitoring their common disorders
  • Bridge the gap between young persons and the elderly, thereby allowing for more effective interaction and effort
  • Develop caring skills in young people
  • Foster national consciousness
  • Improve social interaction among people in various communities.

Target:

  • Young people between the ages of 18-30 years.

How to Apply:

  • Programme advertised via the media
  • Application forms completed and returned within deadline
  • Candidates must successfully complete Level 1
  • Successful candidates are notified

Click here to download GAPP Application Form - (521KB Adobe PDF)

Contact Information:

GAPP Office
1 La Fantasie Road, St. Ann’s
Community Development Education
Information, Training and Resource Centre
Tel: 624-8430/625-0512
Fax: 625-6592

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