The Gard Center Antigua
A SUSTAINABLE INSTITUTION THROUGH WHICH YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ARE EMPOWERED TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVING STANDARDS
TO PROVIDE TRAINING PROGRAMS THAT FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH LIFE SKILLS, AGRICULTURE, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL SKILLS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
1. To develop entrepreneurial and job readiness skills of men and women between the ages of 16 – 35 years, to be able to establish and operate viable business ventures.
2. To encourage the formation and development of groups and other types of organizations amongst graduates of the GARD Center’s training programs and to establish links with other existing local and regional organizations.
The Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center (GARD Center) is a non-government, non-profit organization registered under the Companies Act of 1995. The Center evolved from a two year pilot project in 1989 sponsored by the Canadian Government (Canada Training Awards Project), the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. Due to the success of the pilot project and the determination of the MCCA in making a social investment to the youth of this Region, the GARD Center was established as a full time vocational training facility. From its inception the Center has been able to make tremendous strides as a result of strategic partnerships, alliances, volunteers and a committed staff complement. This has enabled the Center to reach new horizons in its programs and services for our clientele.
The Center’s focus is in three major areas: Youth Service; Entrepreneurship; Agriculture.
P.O. Box W1675
Antigua & Barbuda