Se­nior JOCV Vol­un­teers in Cook­ing and Hand­i­crafts

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JICA/JOCV Saint Lu­cia in­tro­duces two se­nior Ja­pan Over­seas Co­op­er­a­tion Vol­un­teers who have been dis­patched to Saint Lu­cia to work at the Cas­tries Com­pre­hen­sive Sec­ondary School and the Ge­orge Charles Sec­ondary School for the next twenty four months. Their ar­rival is made pos­si­ble by the di­rec­tion and guid­ance of the Min­istry of Education, Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment and Labour, that re­quested the vol­un­teers. Teenage Girl Charged in Ba­gatelle Homi­cide n Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 2, The case has been 2016 po­lice for­mally ad­journed to March 10, 2016 charged a 16-year-old On Thurs­day, Jan­uary 28, fe­male for the of­fence of non 2016 about 2:50 a.m. St. Rose cap­i­tal mur­der. was dis­cov­ered in a seated

She was charged in po­si­tion with stab wounds to his con­nec­tion with the death of up­per body at his res­i­dence in 57-year-old Paul St. Rose alias Ba­gatelle. “Bams” of Ba­gatelle, Cas­tries. He was trans­ported to the

On Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal where he was 3, 2016 the girl made an pro­nounced dead by a med­i­cal ap­pear­ance be­fore the first doc­tor. district court where she was This is the fourth homi­cide re­manded into po­lice cus­tody. for the year 2016.

OMr. Ryu­uichi Kimura and Ms. Miyuki Tanaka are as­signed to teach in the sub­jects of cook­ing and hand­i­crafts re­spec­tively; Mr. Kimura will teach cook­ing at the Cas­tries Com­pre­hen­sive Sec­ondary School and Ms. Tanaka will teach hand­i­crafts at the Ge­orge Charles Sec­ondary School.

Food and nutri­tion education is not a new sub­ject but school ad­min­is­tra­tors have be­gun to re-eval­u­ate the sub­ject based on un­wanted in­creases in food-re­lated dis­eases in the pop­u­la­tion, among them obe­sity, heart dis­ease, choles­terol prob­lems, di­a­betes and gout.

The FAO (Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the United Na­tions) web­site states that the school is an ideal lo­ca­tion for nutri­tion in­ter­ven­tion and it rec­og­nizes school stu­dents as ‘pri­or­i­ties’ for this in­ter­ven­tion.

The sub­ject of crafts is also some­what un­der­val­ued al­though, if taught prop­erly, it does com­mu­ni­cate per­ti­nent skills for the work­ing world. Apart from the ob­vi­ous link be­tween crafts-mak­ing and the po­ten­tial for in­come earn­ing, the prac­tice can also en­able stu­dents to un­der­stand the wider re­la­tion­ship be­tween eco­nom­ics, cul­ture and aes­thet­ics and trends, con­sumers and cre­ators.

The over­all aim of both fields is to em­power a gen­er­a­tion of stu­dents who can im­prove their own so­cioe­co­nomic level through hard skills and use­ful knowl­edge and who are fur­ther­more healthy and in­formed about what it takes to sus­tain their health.

Ms. Miyuki Tanaka and Mr. Ryu­uichi Kimura.

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