Southside Youth Success Project Launches Southside Experiences Book

Jun 19, 2013

The Southside Youth Success Project (SYSP) is proud to introduce “The Good, THE BAD, The Nobody Road”, a compilation of stories of young men participating in the SYSP.   The writer, and long-time activist for preservation of Kriol culture, Myrna Manzanares, expressed great fulfillment in being involved in the documentation of these young men’s experiences, the stories of how they managed to rise above the challenges they face and survive.  Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Honorable Patrick Faber, who made the keynote remarks, commended the young men who have participated in the programme and contributed their stories.

The book, launched on Monday, June 17th, contains the reflections of the second cohort of young men who participated in a 6 month programme of activities organized by the SYSP drop-in centre which opened its doors on August 29, 2012.  The centre has provided them with life and employability skills training and apprenticeship aimed at empowering them to pave a positive path to adulthood.  The Project Coordinator is Sandra McClaren.  The book was distributed by UNDP Assistant Resident Representative and Joseph Boski of the US Embassy.

The Southside Belize City Project is being implemented over a two year period by the Department of Youth Services with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and is funded by the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), State Department, United States of America. 


Contact information

Marta Hendrikx | Belmopan | Communications Associate | UNDP |Tel. +501 822 2688 | Fax: +501 822 3364 | Email:

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