After some eighteen months, the Grassroots Community Video Project has been given another round of opportunity for training for mentors in up to twelve community group representatives in Barbados.
After signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Pinelands Creative Workshop at the beginning of October 2011, the project initiated under the FCT in June of 2009, was essentially handed over to Pinelands for that extremely reputable and well known Barbadian organisation to carry on the concepts for the longer term out of their Pine location.
Rodney Grant and Sophia Greaves will be the contact persons for the project moving forward, with Mrs Bertha Pilgrim of the YWCA and previous student of the Grassroots Community leading the training implementation for this second round. She is assisted by Curtis Gittens also of Pinelands and a past Grassroots Student, Ted Joseph and Larry Sealy also past students.
More information will be updated on this project which is focused on the training of trainers to use video as a means of application to the Global Environmental Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) who is funding this programme and which up until the end of September 2011 was implemented by the UNDP. Moving forward it is hoped that this concept of application will be embraced by the new Country Programme of the GEF and other funders in the international and local arenas.