The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

New York City-based Project Ed­u­ca­tion an­nounced to­day that His Wor­ship Peter­son Fran­cis, mayor of the City of Cas­tries, will de­liver the keynote ad­dress at its eighth an­nual Break­fast for Ed­u­ca­tion, to be held on Sun­day, July 8, 2018, at the Saint Lu­cia House, 438 East 49 Street, Brook­lyn, NY.

Project Ed­u­ca­tion was launched in 2010 as a means to give Saint Lu­cians in the di­as­pora and their friends an op­por­tu­nity to as­sist un­der­priv­i­leged stu­dents and fam­i­lies in Saint Lu­cia. Through the gen­eros­ity of its many donors for the past eight years, Project Ed­u­ca­tion has been able to equip hun­dreds of stu­dents in Saint Lu­cia with school sup­plies they might not oth­er­wise be able to af­ford.

The an­nual Break­fast for Ed­u­ca­tion has be­come a sig­na­ture sum­mer event for Saint Lu­cians in the tri-state area, at­tract­ing hun­dreds of at­ten­dees. The theme for this year’s Break­fast for Ed­u­ca­tion is “A Cel­e­bra­tion of our Com­mit­ment to the Ed­u­ca­tion of our Saint Lu­cian Chil­dren.” Project Ed­u­ca­tion founder Jeremiah Hy­acinth said the cho­sen theme “is a reaf­fir­ma­tion of our col­lec­tive com­mit­ment to guar­an­tee­ing equal ac­cess and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­nity for all our Saint Lu­cian chil­dren whose fam­i­lies are un­able to give them a head start.

“There is no more fit­ting way to cel­e­brate the eighth an­niver­sary of our Break­fast for Ed­u­ca­tion than by hear­ing from a for­mer ed­u­ca­tor whose pas­sion for ed­u­ca­tion re­mains un­wa­ver­ing,” Mr. Hy­acinth con­tin­ued. “We be­lieve that Mr. Fran­cis’ in­valu­able experience as a com­mu­nity organiser and his in­sights as the mayor of Cas­tries will be very en­light­en­ing to our au­di­ence.”

To pur­chase tick­ets and learn more about this year’s Break­fast for Ed­u­ca­tion, contact Project Ed­u­ca­tion at 917.539.1607, or via e-mail: pro­ject­e­d­u­ca­tion­

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