The 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.
jaipur pink pantherspro kabaddi 2019Pro Kabaddi League 2019UP Yoddha First Published: August 19, 2019, 4:55 PM IST The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 is now into its fifth week with teams fighting to reach the knockout of the league. The 50th match of the season will be played between UP Yodhha and Jaipur Pink Panthers. This will be the second match of Monday, August 19 and will commence at 8.30PM IST. All the matches of the fifth week will take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.With 12 teams in PKL Season 7, the league began on July 20, 2019. This is the seventh season of the famous kabaddi tournament. Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will conclude on October 19, 2019. The 12 teams who are part of PKL 2019 are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortune Giants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. After a power-packed match between U Mumba and Haryana Steelers, the second match of Monday, August 19 will be played between UP Yodhha and Jaipur Pink Panthers. The league leaders Jaipur Pink Panthers will be playing the first of their two matches in the Chennai leg. On the other hand, UP Yoddha, who have been suffering due to their poor performance so far, will be try to grab a win this time. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 UP Yodhha vs Jaipur Pink Panthers start?The UP Yodhha vs Jaipur Pink Panthers clash will be the 50th match of Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7. The match is scheduled to begin at 8.30PM IST at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The match will take place on August 19, 2019. Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 UP Yodhha vs Jaipur Pink Panthers on TV?The UP Yodhha vs Jaipur Pink Panthers clash of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 can be watched on television on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 UP Yodhha vs Jaipur Pink Panthers match on live streaming?The live streaming of UP Yodhha vs Jaipur Pink Panthers, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.