Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Security Ministry lauds Agent Sasco for mentoring troubled juveniles

State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer (centre), and Acting Chief Technical Director in the ministry, Shauna Trowers (right), present a box with a trophy to ‘We Transform’ ambassador and mentor, Jeffrey ‘Agent Sasco’ Campbell, at the ministry in New Kingston last week.

State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer (centre), and Acting Chief Technical Director in the ministry, Shauna Trowers (right), present a box with a trophy to ‘We Transform’ ambassador and mentor, Jeffrey ‘Agent Sasco’ Campbell, at the ministry in New Kingston last week.

The Ministry of National Security has recognised dancehall reggae artiste, Jeffrey ‘Agent Sasco’ Campbell, for his work with juveniles in the care of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).

On Wednesday last week, State Minister, Rudyard Spencer, presented a trophy to Campbell on behalf of the ministry’s flagship mentorship programme, ‘We Transform’, at the ministry’s head office in Kingston.

Spencer lauded Campbell for working with young men at the Metcalfe Street Juvenile Centre in Kingston, where he has been a dedicated mentor for over two years.

“Since the inception of the We Transform programme in 2017, Agent Sasco has been relentless in his efforts to provide financial assistance, as well as his time, energy and skills, to the educational development of over 200 young men at Metcalfe,” said Spencer.

Acting Policy Director, Offender Management, Rehabilitation Policy and Parole Board Administration and We Transform Programme Manager, Ella Ghartey, said the ministry engaged Campbell as a mentor and ambassador of the programme after thoroughly scouting candidates.

“We were confident that he would make a great role model and advocate for our at-risk youth. So far, he has exceeded our expectations with his philanthropy, advocacy and determination to play his part in the empowerment and transformation of our youth,” she indicated.

In his reply, Campbell thanked the ministry for the opportunity to transform lives.

“I now have a better appreciation for the We Transform programme. I have been inviting friends and colleagues to participate, and most recently, two wards were awarded an opportunity to work with Uppercut (Barbershop and Salon), for which I am grateful,” he said.

The artiste added that the mentorship opportunity allows others like himself to help shape a better future for young people in state care.

The We Transform programme targets at-risk youth within the care and supervision of the DCS, providing the requisite skill sets and opportunities to transform their lives.

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