ECFH Hosts An­nual Stu­dent Work­shop

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

In prepa­ra­tion for back to school, the ECFH Group re­cently hosted its sev­enth an­nual Stu­dent Suc­cess Work­shop. The one day work­shop fa­cil­i­tated by the Ce­les­tial Self De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre, was de­signed to equip stu­dents with the skills nec­es­sary to keep them mo­ti­vated and inspired to ex­cel in their stud­ies. This year’s theme was, “Born to soar, Ris­ing above Chal­lenges.”

Ac­cord­ing to com­pany of­fi­cials, ECFH has been grant­ing schol­ar­ships ev­ery year to the chil­dren of its em­ploy­ees and share­hold­ers. Se­nior Hu­man Re­source Man­ager of ECFH, Vic­tor Poy­otte, in his re­marks said that the com­pany sees this ac­tiv­ity as a crit­i­cal con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of our na­tion’s youth and to the de­vel­op­ment of the na­tion over­all. He fur­ther ex­plained that the work­shop is in­tended to celebrate the Group’s suc­cess­ful schol­ar­ship hold­ers and to mo­ti­vate stu­dents, par­tic­u­larly those en­ter­ing Sec­ondary School for the first time.

Ac­cord­ing to The­cla Deter­ville, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Ce­les­tial Self De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre, the ses­sion en­tailed lessons on life skills, how to ap­proach chal­lenges, work­ing as part of a team, prob­lem solv­ing, iden­ti­fy­ing strengths and weak­nesses and de­ci­sion mak­ing. “We try to make it as in­ter­est­ing and in­ter­ac­tive at pos­si­ble. Stu­dents work in groups, in a prac­ti­cal hands-on for­mat, and are given ex­er­cises to do which serve as a means of skills trans­fer,” she said.

Im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the work­shop was a cer­tifi­cate pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony for the par­tic­i­pants with spe­cial recog­ni­tion for the nine new 2015 ECFH schol­ar­ship win­ners, and spe­cial prizes for the two top per­form­ers in the 2014/2015 aca­demic year.

For the past twenty-one years, ECFH has con­trib­uted over $500,000 to the schol­ar­ship pro­gramme which is open to the chil­dren of staff and share­hold­ers of the Group. The work­shop, which is hosted an­nu­ally at the ECFH Fi­nan­cial Cen­tre at Bridge Street, forms part of the Group’s over­all Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity man­date which fo­cuses heav­ily on youth de­vel­op­ment.

2015 Work­shop par­tic­i­pants flanked by ECFH & Ce­les­tial Self De­vel­op­ment

Cen­tre Of­fi­cials.

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