PHILIPSBURG:— A wire bending programme was piloted at two after-school programmes to encourage the development of craftsmanship skills and awareness of this Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) element. The participating schools are MAC Browlia Maillard After-school programme and Oranje Community Afterschool. The wire bending programme is being spearheaded by the Sint Maarten National Commission for UNESCO, and the sessions are given by Mr. Lambert Holder. Minister of Education, Youth, Culture, and Sport, the honorable Wycliffe Smith visited some of the students, their instructor, and the program coordinators and congratulated them on their work.
Students in both programmes have created baskets and