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St. Christopher (St.Kitts) and Nevis

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Climate Change Youth Ambassors Charged To Make A Change

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2015 (SKNIS): President of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) Dr. Kelvin Daly charged the new UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change to disseminate information on the subject and actively demonstrate that all individuals are responsible for safeguarding the environment.  This took place at the launch of the Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change, at the Foundation for National Development (FND) Conference Room today, May 08.  Mr. Daly described the destruction of the environment that leads to climate change as an “epic war against Mother Nature.” He elaborated that millions around the globe have died from direct and indirect environmental concerns such as starvation and water-bourne diseases. He further emphasized that policies to protect the environment must be “rock solid.”

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Attitude Change On Environmental Issues Fostered By Youth Ambassadors

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2015 (SKNIS): Minister responsible for Education and UNESCO Honourable Shawn Richards has placed the onus of changing society’s attitude toward the care of the environment on the youth.  This was noted at the launching ceremony of the UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change, on May 08. The minister noted that youth are “best positioned” to take on this task.  “We have to use the youth to reach their peers with this critical message of climate change and sustainable development,” Minister Richards stated. “It is in this regard that the government of St. Kitts and Nevis applauds the work of UNESCO in deploying expertise and competencies in policy formulation on subjects to do with climate change, among other initiatives for the development of the federation, the Caribbean and all small island developing states.”

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Key Health And Education Personnel Trained For EECHOS Implementation

(EMU) – St. Kitts, May 2, 2014:  A programme organized to address gaps in the early development of children in the “birth to three cohort” is marrying the efforts of the Ministry of Education’s Early Childhood Development Unit, The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Development. The second phase of this programme came to a close on Thursday May 29th with the completion of four weeks of intense training at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Conference Room. According to June Wallace, Coordinator of the Programme entitled Effective Early Childhood Health Outreach Stimulation (EECHOS), the training focused on developing key persons in the education, health sectors as they interact with at risk youth and their parents.

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New UNESCO/Ripple Project Highlight Changing Attitudes Of Single Fathers

(NATCOM) – St. Kitts, May 7, 2015: A project launched by the Ripple Institute in Collaboration with the National Commission for UNESCO seeks to empower men who have embraced their responsibilities as fathers. According to Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO Mr. Antonio Maynard, the stereotypical view of deadbeat dads is quickly being dispelled and disproven in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis as more and more fathers are exhibiting a keen interest in advancing their children’s social and educational development and playing a more prominent role.Based on this paradigm shift both organizations joined forces to help equip fathers with the requisite skills. This programme was launched on Thursday April 30th.

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St. Kitts and Nevis Spearheads the SIDS Action Plan at UNESCO Executive Board in Paris

(NATCOM) – St. Kitts, April 30, 2015: St. Kitts and Nevis found itself, along with other Caribbean member States, in a pivotal position during the 196th session of the UNESCO Executive Board held in Paris recently. They were instrumental in securing a consensus and tabling a Draft Resolution calling for a robust UNESCO Action Plan for future activities in small island developing states (SIDS). As one of the Executive Board agenda items for discussion and ratification at its 196th session held over 8 to 25 April, St. Kitts and Nevis representatives lead the debate on the "Report on the outcomes of the Third International Conference on SIDS and proposed follow-up action within the Organization's programme and budget 2014-2017”.

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ECDU Says Assessment Of Day Care Centres For Licensing Is Well Underway

(EMU) – St. Kitts, April 27, 2014: The Early Childhood Development Unit is continuing to provide the best possible environment for young children as it assesses Day Care Centres around St. Kitts to ensure that they meet the minimum standards requirement for operation.  According to Director of the Early Childhood Development Unit; Mrs. Jacqueline Morris, “centres which meet the minimum standards will receive a license which will alert clients that they have been approved by the Early Childhood Development Unit. It is then left up to parents to decide whether their children will attend a day care centre”.

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