The Dominica Youth Business Trust earlier today officially launched its Tool Library.
This is an initiative supported by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC-Caribbean) who have been providing much-needed support to the DYBT and its entrepreneurs pre and post-Maria.
One of the new initiatives from this project is the acquisition of a 40-foot container to house both a rotational production area and the establishment of the tool library.
This tool library will allow patrons to borrow tools and equipment’s, how to do instructional manuals, functioning either as a rental shop with a charge for borrowing the tools or more commonly free of charge as a means of community sharing.
Speaking at the launching ceremony of the Tool Library, Coordinator of DYBT, Kerry-Ann Remie Timothy highlighted the objectives of this tool library.
She stated that “The objectives for setting up a tool library were to allow access for difficult to source tools for entrepreneurs, to give persons a chance to set up business at a lower cost, and at assist in building community with readily available tools for money generating projects.”
Meanwhile, Minister responsible for Youth, and Constituency Empowerment, Justina Charles has called on the young entrepreneurs to take proper care of the tools from the library. She urged persons to manage and care for the tools as if it belongs to them and also return them in condition where it may be reused.