SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The National Institute for Professional Advancement is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 2019 Caribbean Well-Being Conference (CWBC), which will be held on St. Maarten from August 5 to 6, 2019 under the theme: Fostering Resilience: Creating a culture of well-being in schools.

NIPA is delighted to host the CWBC at our facilities. The purpose of the conference is very much reflected in our mission and vision at NIPA, Sergio Blomont, Director of NIPA stated. He further added that the wellbeing of our students, parents and teachers will only contribute to their success in their chosen career pathway. 

The CWBC seeks to promote the positive development and well-being of children, parents, families, schools and communities. The CWBC aims to inform and educate on best practices to promote children’s well-being by looking at the important role that parents, families, teachers, schools, and communities play in the promotion of well-adjusted, socially and emotionally competent youth. 

For the NIPA family, this conference is very important, hence the reason why full sponsorship has been given, Mr. Blomont stated.

The CWBC will bring educators, school administrators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, therapists, community leaders, practitioners, parents and all those working in promoting student wellbeing together. The CWBC is being organized by the Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport, the St. Maarten Youth Council Association and St. Johns University of New York. 

Persons may register by contacting the St. Maarten Youth Council Association at the Rupert I. Maynard Youth Community Center or by calling 5485020 or 5485022. For further information about the conference, one may also visit the Facebook Page Caribbean Well-Being Conference or the conference webpage on

Source: Souliga Newsday