UNESCO pro­vides sup­port to four ag

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

Saint Lu­cia con­tin­ues to re­ceive fi­nan­cial and tech­ni­cal sup­port from UNESCO’s Par­tic­i­pa­tion Pro­gramme for the ini­ti­a­tion of a num­ber of de­vel­op­men­tal projects. Four agen­cies re­cently ben­e­fited from the ini­tia­tive when the Saint Lu­cia Na­tional Com­mis­sion for UNESCO held a cheque pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony to­tal­ing EC $201, 615.

Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of UNESCO, Mar­cia Sym­phorien Lau­rent says the de­vel­op­men­tal projects are very im­por­tant as they en­hance UNESCO’s mission. “Es­sen­tially what we are here to do to­day is to sig­nal the of­fi­cial start of the implementation of those four projects that have been granted fund­ing and we are very pleased to be able to present those cheques to the Depart­ment of Gen­der Re­la­tions, Pi­ton Man­age­ment Area of­fice, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion for two projects: one in Math­e­mat­ics and one in Science. I want to thank all of you for be­ing here with us to­day and I want to con­grat­u­late all of the im­ple­ment­ing agen­cies who sub­mit­ted and con­tinue to show an in­ter­est in the work of the com­mis­sion.”

Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, In­no­va­tion, Gen­der Re­la­tions and Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigob­ert ex­pressed de­light that this ini­tia­tive will im­pact the lives of Saint Lu­cians. “I want to thank those agen­cies who ap­plied, be­cause very of­ten we think there is a short­age of re­sources but I firmly be­lieve that there are re­sources out there in the uni­verse, that we sim­ply have to reach out and tap those re­sources. I want to thank those of you who took the time and made the ef­fort to ta­ble your ap­pli­ca­tion and here we are as proud re­cip­i­ents, a tes­ti­mony to the value of the work that you put in and an in­di­ca­tion of the level of im­por­tance that UNESCO has placed on the work that you are propos­ing to

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