KP Electronics Donates Metal Detectors To Ministry of Education

(EMU) – St. Kitts, September 18, 2016: The owner of a local security and electronics firm (KP Electronics), Mr. Kenrick Evelyn, has exhibited his civic responsibility with a recent donation of Hand Held Metal Detector Scanners to the Ministry of Education. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. William Hodge, was delighted as he received the items from Mr. Evelyn. “Currently the Ministry of Education is discussing and reviewing school safety and so this donation is right on point. It’s very timely,” said Mr Hodge. The Permanent Secretary also revealed that the donation of security scanners would go a long way towards the realization of child-friendly schools in the Federation which has as one of its key components the safety of students.  “We want to make sure that when our students and teachers come to school on a daily basis, they they fell safe and that they have a very comfortable working environment.... It’s something we have to step up as a matter of urgency,” Mr. Hodge added.

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UNESCO and Commonwealth Collaborate to Lend Assistance to Youth Policy

(NATCOM) - Basseterre, 23 September, 2016: The National Commission for UNESCO joins with the Commonwealth in congratulating the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, and more specifically the Department of Youth Empowerment on its progress in the development of a Federal Youth Policy and Strategic Plan.  The document will guide policy makers in relation to Youth participation and issues in every sector of their development as part of the National Development Agenda while the strategic plan outlines the way forward in making this a reality. This would include setting priorities and setting intended outcomes; managing energy and resources and ensuring that stakeholders are working toward a common goal.  “The recent arrival of Commonwealth Youth Consultant, Dwynette Eversley, to oversee the process is significant as UNESCO has been a long-term partner in the advancement of the Federal Youth Policy and is pleased to see active steps in this regard,” Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO, Mr. Antonio Maynard says.

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Cayon Primary Counselling Division Launches Empowerment Week

(EMU) – St. Kitts, October 18, 2016 Counsellor at the Cayon Primary School, Ms. Donna Peets, says partnership is the right equation for a child-friendly school environment and as such the theme “Welcoming School + Involved Parents = Student Success,”  captures the focus of their first ever Empowerment Week which runs from October 16 - 20.  The week of activities, which began on Sunday, with a church service, is organized with a view to getting parents and teachers working together. “Sometimes teachers don’t have an opportunity to interact with parents. In some instances they have never even met the parents of some of the children in their classroom and so we wanted to bridge that gap,” Ms. Peets told the Education Media Unit.  Activities include Parent Involvement Day; Tag Day, Health Screening Day, Parents Workshop: Millennial Parenting; and Movie Night all running consecutively at the school.

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First Care Givers Trained In TVET Nursery Care Programme Now Certified

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 14, 2016 (SKNIS): Twenty-five caregivers representing public and private nursery workers from across the Federation were recognized today for completing their training in a Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) sponsored programme, facilitated by the Early Childhood Development Unit (ECDU), entitled “Training of Caregivers” (TOC).  Their nine-week journey commenced on August 09, 2016, where the participants completed three modules from the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET)  Early Childhood Programme. Module One, focused on demonstrating knowledge of stages of child development, Module Two focused on supporting the safety and wellbeing of children and Module Three focused on the delivery of quality customer service. 

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Bronte Welsh Primary Leading the Way in Infusing Technology in Instruction

(EMU) – St. Kitts, October 7, 2016 Kindergarten students of the Bronte Welsh Primary School received tablets on Thursday October 6, courtesy nationals and friends living in the United States.  According to Principal Mr. Geoffrey Hanley, the tablets were sourced with a view to introducing children to technology at an early age, thereby giving them the skills to excel in the classroom.  “We need to look at our students not only as primary school students but rather as future app designers, software designers, computer engineers, game designers, graphic designers, social media managers and system analysts,” Mr Hanley stated. “At Bronte Welsh, we are committed to promulgating the success of our children.”  The principal also stated, ”innovation and technology are becoming staples in the Caribbean economy and we have to begin to consider how we are introducing our children to the technology, and how we can create a culture of using technology as a tool rather than a distraction.”

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Education Ps Pays Courtesy Call on Nevis

(EMU) – St. Kitts, October 7, 2016 Permanent Secretary of Education Mr. William Hodge paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of Education in Nevis on Tuesday to familiarize himself with the individuals with whom he will be collaborating in his new post.  Chief Education Planner for the Federation Dr. Neva Pemberton told participants in the meeting with M. Hodge that the permanent secretary had come in the spirit of cooperation to “Strengthen the collaboration between the ministries of Education in the two islands.” He therefore sought to get a better understanding of how the system of education in the Federation works by gleaning from Nevis’ successes and challenges.  Principal Education Officer Mrs. Palsy Wilkin welcomed early childhood supervisors as well as primary and secondary school principals to the session in which they were able to share some of their concerns and hopes for the future of St. Kitts-Nevis Ministries of Education.

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