The Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) is an established NGO that has been working with adolescents since its inception and is currently 62 years old. The Organisation has been running adolescent young mother’s programmes for the past six (6) years.
Young people account for a large proportion of the population and therefore every effort must be made to ensure that they lead productive lives and are provided with opportunities that allow them to maximise their potential. The Trust will fund this programme over the next two (2) years through the provision of psychosocial support to thirty-five (35) young mothers each year up to age 24 along with their family members. The programme includes life skills training; counselling; access to vocational training and medical care.