Footballs and Equipment for the Children

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November, 16, 2015: The Early Childhood Development Unit is once again in receipt of donations from the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA).  In partnership with the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA), The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have donated footballs and equipment to Government Pre-Schools to aid in the playing and development of the sport.  Mr. Dexter Tyrell, Manager at the SKNFA, chaired the ceremony which was held on Friday 13th November.  Technical Director of SKNFA, Mr. Lenny Lake presented the donation to Ms. Andrea Liddie, Resource Teacher at the Early Childhood Development Unit.

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Cayon Primary Wraps Up its Reading Week

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November, 13, 2015:“Open the Door Read and Explore,” was the theme for Cayon Primary School’s reading week 2015. From 9th – 13th November, teachers and students at the school participated and competed in various activities.  For the teachers, this came in the form of a door competition.  Teachers decorated their respective classroom doors to depict a story book cover.  The students, had the opportunity, with the aid of their teachers to create a classroom library for their own use during free periods which it is hoped would also help increase their passion for reading.  Throughout the week the students also competed in a reading competition as well as a spelling bee completion, which was held in memory of past educator, and Education Officer, Ms.Vaple Burt.

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UNESCO National Commission &The Ripple Institute Host Single Fathers Seminar

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November, 13, 2015:The UNESCO National Commission in collaboration with the Ripple Institute SKN, hosted a ‘Single Fathers’ seminar this past Wednesday 11th November.  The seminar was held under the theme, “Rights and Responsibilities of Fathers.”  The Seminar was conceptualized and developed jointly by both partners and is geared towards empowering single fathers and equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed in their role.  The focus would be on educational programs as it highlights the rights and responsibilities of a single parent, more specifically fathers. During his opening remarks, Committee member, Mr. Chesil Hamilton stated that the cry for knowledge came from the fathers themselves.

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Minister Richards Addresses 38th Session of UNESCO General Conference

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 11, 2015: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Hon Shawn Richards has complimented UNESCO on the attainment of 70 Years. Additionally, Minister Richards, while addressing the 38th Session of the UNESCO General Conference thanked the organization for its assistance and commitment to the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis especially with regard to Education, Human Science, Information Society and Culture.  Minister Richards who led a delegation including Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO, Mr Antonio Maynard to the Conference was expressive in his appeal for continued cooperation in light of the emerging crises arising from economic, environmental and sovereign state challenges which continue to have an adverse impact on the quality of life of citizens.

“By any measure, UNESCO has successfully weathered the impact of these storms over the years in delivering its mandate to its member states, especially as it relates to Education for All and at All Levels,” Stated Minister Richards.

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B.H.S. Professional Development Day 2015

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November, 10, 2015: Under the theme, ‘Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Excellence through Service,’ The Basseterre High School conducted its Professional Development Day 2015.  The seminar was conducted on Monday 9th November, at the N.E.M.A. Conference Room.   During his remarks Deputy Chief Education Officer, Daryl Lloyd asserted, “This theme truly captures the recipe for success.  Excellence by definition references a quality that surpasses ordinary standards, a culture encompasses a way of life.  In this context it refers to the day- to-day running and the corresponding atmosphere created at the Basseterre High School.” 

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Education Minister Among Officials Apprised of UNESCO’s Planned Assistance to SIDS

(EMU) – St. Kitts, Nov 9, 2015: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Hon. Shawn Richards attending the 38th Session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris, joined Ministers and representatives of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at a meeting  with the Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs Irina Bokova, to discuss the UNESCO SIDS programme of work and priorities going forward.  Minister Richards had a realistic briefing to UNESCO now well-established SIDS interventions in fields, inter alia, such as adaptation to climate change, education for sustainable development, etc, and the challenges facing SIDS, given that the SIDS committee at UNESCO is ably led by Permanent Representative to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis at UNESCO, Ambassador Dr. David P. Doyle. A release from UNESCO noted, ‘Ambassador Doyle welcomed the longstanding commitment and support of UNESCO and its Director General as he opened the event which brought together 39 SIDS that hold UNESCO membership and representatives of eight SIDS that are Associate Member States.

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