En­tre­pot Sec­ondary School Rep­re­sented at Ju­nior Achieve­ment Global Youth Fo­rum

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Five Ex­cellers team mem­bers of the En­tre­pot Sec­ondary School, ac­com­pa­nied by Ju­nior Achieve­ment (JA) Teacher Ad­vi­sor Ms. Jan­cel Mater, left Saint Lu­cia on Thurs­day July 5 for Mex­ico to par­tic­i­pate in the Ju­nior Achieve­ment Global Youth Fo­rum (JA GYF). The Saint Lu­cian team joined ap­prox­i­mately 500 par­tic­i­pants rep­re­sent­ing 43 dif­fer­ent coun­tries at the Ho­tel Ha­cienda Co­coyoc, More­los, Mex­ico for one week of world-class key­note speak­ers, alumni pan­els, en­trepreneur­ship work­shops, busi­ness com­pe­ti­tions, recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties, team-building ac­tiv­i­ties and more.

The in­au­gu­ral JA GYF, or­gan­ised by the Ju­nior Achieve­ment World­wide in col­lab­o­ra­tion with JA Mex­ico, marked the be­gin­ning of an 18-month-long JA Cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion that not only in­spired par­tic­i­pants but also em­pow­ered and pre­pared them for their fu­ture ca­reers and en­deav­ours. Ad­di­tional ac­tiv­i­ties and train­ing for teach­ers, chap­er­ones, JA staff, board mem­bers and other non-stu­dent at­ten­dees kept all par­tic­i­pants en­gaged.

The En­tre­pot Sec­ondary School emerged win­ners of the 2nd An­nual JA-Scotia Bank In­no­va­tion Camp Challenge with its Bank Your Selfie promotion and re­ceived an all-ex­pens­e­s­paid trip to the GYF.

The Ex­cellers toured Scotia Bank, Mex­ico and met with se­nior man­age­ment ex­ec­u­tives.

They show­cased Saint Lu­cia’s cul­ture and history through song, dance, wear­ing the na­tional dress and proudly dis­play­ing the Saint Lu­cian flag when­ever and wher­ever the op­por­tu­nity pre­sented it­self.

The fo­rum con­cluded with a gala din­ner and tal­ent show com­pe­ti­tion on Thurs­day July 12.

The board of Direc­tors of the Cham­ber of Com­merce and JA con­grat­u­late Ex­cellers on their achieve­ments.

The five En­tre­pot Ju­nior Achiev­ers and their teacher Ms. Jan­cel Mater at a Sco­tia­bank tour in Mex­ico.

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