Ju­nior Achieve­ment’s Pri­mary Grade Teach­ers Re­ceive Train­ing

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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