Education Ministry commissions $17M mobile counselling unit

first_imgThe Education Ministry on Monday commissioned the first Mobile Psychosocial Unit, valued at some $17 million, which is intended to transport welfare officers to areas where persons are in need of counselling.“I think everyone of us here can relate to the fact that there is certainly a gap that currently exists across the country, but, more particularly in the education system when it comes to psychosocial support,” Education Minister Nicolette Henry said as she spoke of the benefits of the unit at the Department of Education’s 68 Brickdam, Georgetown office.As outlined by her, the counsellors will traverse different areas to meet with students, teachers and even parents who might be in need of counselling.“Many times, we have a lot of students with a lot of needs that are unmet (and) aThe new Mobile Psychosocial Unitlot of issues that are not addressed, because we do not have either the capacity or the resources to undertake those,” she said.Henry pointed out that she hoped more units could be commissioned soon to enable counsellors to touch base with all those who were in need.According to the Minister, the counselling programme will seek to help students and even transfer them to specialists if needed.Meanwhile, acting Deputy Chief Education Officer Ingrid Trotman noted that emotional needs of students cannot be overlooked. She added that the Unit would help to reduce stress levels and provide a quick response to areas where trauma is being experienced by persons.The Unit is fully equipped with a refrigerator, stove, air conditioner, bathroom and other facilities to benefit the officials who will be travelling to hinterland areas, among others, to provide counselling.Plans were first unveiled by Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson back in June for the implementation of the project.Currently, there are officers in each administrative region who are responsible for conducting counselling sessions with students – be it one-on-one, small-group or large-group interventions.The Mobile Unit will, however, be a tool to bring together not only psychologists from the Education Ministry but officials from other agencies who may be necessary for specific cases.It was clarified that it was not a case where counselling was not being done, but this new initiative was a step taken by the Ministry to ensure that counselling could be done in a more effective manner.It was further explained that in a situation where students were found drinking alcohol, the team would also be activated, with not only the welfare officers but with public health officials, making the counselling process more influential.last_img read more

FIFA 18 demo released on Xbox One & PS4

first_imgeSports FIFA 18 demo: The 13 teams you can play with & full details on Xbox One and PS4 release Last updated 2 years ago 22:57 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) FIFA 18 screenshot EA Sports eSports Gaming EA Sports have released a FIFA 18 demo on all major platforms, Goal has all the details on the new release FIFA 18’s demo will be released across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on Tuesday, a little over a fortnight before the football sim’s global release.The demo will have 13 teams to choose from, including Champions League winners Real Madrid, Premier League table toppers Manchester United and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.There will also be four stadiums to play the shortened matches for users heading up to the full release on September 29. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Gamers also get a first look at the second chapter of Alex Hunter’s story, The Journey: Hunter Returns, which is a sequel to the popular story mode from FIFA 17.Goal sat down with gameplay producer Sam Rivera on Monday , who revealed some of the new features for the game including revamped crossing and a change in how attributes affect player performance.Diehard FIFA fans will have to wait for the full release to experience features such as Ultimate Team or playing with Icons like Pele, Diego Maradona and Ronaldinho .WHICH TEAMS CAN YOU PLAY WITH ON FIFA 18 DEMO? Manchester United Manchester City Chelsea Real Madrid Atletico Madrid Juventus Bayern Munich Paris Saint-Germain LA Galaxy Toronto FC Boca Juniors Guadalajara Vissel KobeFIFA 18 DEMO STADIUMS Santiago Bernabeu La Bombonera StubHub Center King Fahd StadiumFIFA 18 BEST PLAYERS Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 18EA Sports unveiled its top 100 players over the past week , with Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva kicking off the rankings in 100th place.Cristiano Ronaldo – the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or – has been named the best player in the latest FIFA edition with an overall rating of 94.The Real Madrid star also features on the cover of the game and has been included in the storyline of Alex Hunter’s career in The Journey.Lionel Messi has claimed second place with a player rating on 93, while Luis Suarez and former team-mate Neymar claim joint third with 92 ratings. Bayern Munich shot-stopper Manuel Neuer is the highest-rated goalkeeper also with a score of 92.last_img read more