MBO graduates posing for the camera. (New Challenges Foundation photo)
ST. EUSTATIUS–New Challenges Foundation, in collaboration with Gwendoline van Putten school, celebrated the middle-level applied education MBO Labour Market Qualified Assistant graduation on Monday, July 9. The theme selected by the graduates was “The Achievers. Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”
New Challenges Foundation Director Francine Foe said proud parents, family and friends witnessed the celebration of their loved one’s achievement.
This year’s graduates and their families heard various speakers, such as Deputy Government Commissioner Mervyn Stegers, New Challenges President Charles Lindo and MBO coordinator Brian Carty reflect on topics such as, “Think about the Future,” “Learning Journey,” “Boost your Confidence,” and “Keep your Motivation Levels High.”
Keynote speaker Natasha Gittens of Training Professionals International (TPI) said the impact New Challenges Foundation has made on the lives of the graduates and in the community of St. Eustatius is invaluable.
“I charge the graduates to continue to pursue excellence not just in academics, but to be well-rounded individuals with great significance for the future of the island,” she said.
During the ceremony, individual students were recognised for their outstanding overall academic, practical performance on their individual study programmes.
Teachers, staff and practical trainers form various companies were presented with a token of appreciation for working hard towards educating and transforming the students “from a raw to mature and sensible individuals.”
Management and staff of New Challenges Foundation wished all their graduates success in their future careers or studies.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/78629-new-challenges-foundation-graduates-mbo-aka-students