Personal & Family Development
Topics include personal development, the family, the community, culture,
conflict resolution, gender, health issues, and making choices for
responsible decision making.
We have continued with efforts to get the adolescents to take care
of senior citizens in the communities of Pretoria Road, Carron Hall
& Seafield, and Hannah Town. Food items accessed from other agencies
are distributed and regular home visits are also made.
Recognizing that our interactions with parents are critical to the
development of the adolescents, we have continued to deliver workshops
and seminars to the parents. Areas covered included:
- Food and Nutrition
- Understanding Adolescents
- Stress Management
- Budgeting for the Low Income Family
Literacy & Remedial Education
Literacy and Remedial Education has been delivered at all locations. The
homework program in the afternoon enhances regular school performance.
There were a total of 878 adolescents who received these services. Parents
and teachers have commented on the marked improvement in the quality of work
students are producing.
Vocational & Educational Services
Early Childhood Development United St John's Basic School
The St. John's Basic School provides a stimulating environment for the
three to five age group and is a very positive agent of socialization at
such an impressionable age.
Self-esteem Love Industry Community Excellence
The dream of the Mel Nathan Preparatory School became a reality in 1994
through the generosity of Mr. Reynold Scott and the Scott Foundation,
a charitable trust.
The Mel Nathan Preparatory School
The school seeks to create a teaming environment that models wholesome
living and enables its students to carry into the world beyond the school
and their school years, the knowledge, skills disposition needed to live
in the society and to contribute to its ongoing development.
Economic Enterprise Services
The Economic Enterprise services area coordinates the
income generating projects of the Institute's operation.
Springburn Guest House
Nestled in a secluded corner of Meadowbrook, Springburn House provides
accommodation, meals and conference facilities for both local and
A garment factory producing school & work uniforms, clergy wear and
Edith Dalton James Community College
Offers a one year programme in vocational training. Students learn
skills in catering, garment making, woodwork, welding, auto-mechanics
and electrical installation. This programme is operated in collaboration
An outlet for goods produced by the Institute. Gifts, souvenirs, school
uniforms and household items are all available.
Community Consulting Services
The Community Consulting Services (CCS) is the agent through which the
Institute identifies and conducts research. This service is managed by
a strong team of consultants with expertise in the various areas of
research, proposal writing, project implementation and evaluation and
community leadership training. CCS and MNI management in general work
as a team in supporting all research work being carried out.
Church and Community Programmes