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Speakers

Ytannia Wiggins

Barbados Olympic Association (BAR)
Barbados

Ytannia Wiggins is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Sport at the University of the West Indies Open Campus Academy of Sport. Ytannia was the country coordinator of A Ganar Barbados, a youth workforce development programme using sports to teach at risk youth employability skills in Latin American and the Caribbean. She is currently chair of the Women in Sport Commission of the Barbados Olympic Association, and an Executive Board Member of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC).

Ytannia Wiggins's

Sessions

  • Active Lives
    Active Lives
    Social Change Through Sport in the Caribbean
    Discover how a Barbados work scheme is successfully generating more opportunities for young people through employment and sport.

    This talk showcases the positive impact of the ‘A Ganar programme’ and explains how it works to creates social change. The presentation will share a study looking at how the lives of 44 young Barbados women changed after participating in the programme.

    Session Title: Increasing Girls’ Employment and Graduation Rates in Barbados

    Virtual session
    Active Lives

    This talk showcases the positive impact of the ‘A Ganar programme’ and explains how it works to creates social change. The presentation will share a study looking at how the lives of 44 young Barbados women changed after participating in the programme.

    Session Title: Increasing Girls’ Employment and Graduation Rates in Barbados

    Format: Lightning Talk
    Lenses:
    • Health and Wellbeing
    visibility & voice

    This talk showcases the positive impact of the ‘A Ganar programme’ and explains how it works to creates social change. The presentation will share a study looking at how the lives of 44 young Barbados women changed after participating in the programme.

    Session Title: Increasing Girls’ Employment and Graduation Rates in Barbados

    Format: Lightning Talk
    Lenses:
    • Health and Wellbeing

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