Junior Achievement’s Primary Grade Teachers Receive Training
Achievement St. Lucia held its 19th annual Primary Grade Teacher Training Workshop on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th January, 2015. The event was held at the Kimatrai Hotel and the Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary school respectively.
New JA teacher advisors were sensitized on the various methodologies that can be used to bring the program to students, in an innovatively fun and exciting way. Grade 4 teacher, Mrs. Mathilda Samuel of the Grand Riviere Combined School facilitated the workshop for districts 5 - 8, with JA volunteer and Managing Director of KD Dolls, Mr. Gilland Avril, facilitating the workshop for districts 1- 4. Both co-ordinators shared the same sentiment that the Junior Achievement program nurtures entrepreneurship among the youth.
JA Board Member and Managing Director of True Value Hardware and Building Supplies, Mrs. Debra Tobierre, in addressing teachers in the south said, “Entrepreneurship is very important as it can be applied to any setting; in the competitive business world and also to the small businessman and the JA program provides that foundation for our youth, as the program emphasizes entrepreneurship, financial literacy and team work. “
Teachers expressed the need for implementation of the program at all schools as it not only complements the schools’ syllabus but also allows students to see the relevance of education to the workplace. 60 teachers, representing 57 primary schools, benefited from the training.
Junior Achievement is one of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of the youth by providing economic literacy programs to students and teaching them the importance of an education. Over 10.6 million students experience the JA program annually.
JA Teacher Advisors north, at a workshop.