Senior JOCV Volunteers in Cooking and Handicrafts
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.