PHILIPSBURG:— Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, the Honourable Wycliffe Smith received an overview of the program “Education On The Move” from the coordinators, Angelique Roumou and Janelle Presentacíon-James on Thursday. The program is an initiative which began under the administration of former minister, Silveria Jacobs and it will continue with Minister Smith.
“Education On the Move” is a community-wide program aimed at encouraging all stakeholders to promote education. Schools, government agencies and the private sector participate in varying activities. Moving forward, there will be a Literacy campaign during the first two weeks of September where community leaders will be reading to children. Also, a Teachers’ Appreciation Seminar will be held on September 28, honouring and encouraging the island’s teachers.
A UNICEF collaboration for the “Too Cool To Loot” campaign will be highlighted in an “Education On The Move” debate. There will be an art auction of paintings on the theme and an environmentally-conscious initiative of making compost in each school. Angelique Roumou, coordinator for the “Education On the Move” program, anticipates great success and participation from companies and schools as we move Sint Maarten forward together.
This initiative is in line with the Governing Program 2018-2022 which aims to promote lifelong learning and to stimulate learning outside the classroom. Minister Smith encourages all persons and organisations to participate in the activities and support “Education On the Move”.
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/29982-education-on-the-move-continues-with-smith.html