St Kitts and Nevis
: Minister for Sustainable Development, Environment, Climate Action & Constituency Empowerment of St Kitts and Nevis
– Dr Joyelle Clarke shared update on Women Empowering Girls SKN – WEG SKN, which was started as the brainchild of two other remarkable women, Kristen Hendrickson and Angelina Sookoo-Bobb.
They first implemented it at Cayon High School.
Now in a position to effect change, we have extended the initiative to other highschools. Women Empowering Girls targets young ladies in Form 5 who are headed out into the world.
It allows the girls to pair with mentors, in a setting similar to speed-dating. The mentors, themselves are women chosen from a wide cross-section
The objective allows for the girls to be empowered and to have hope to always rise above the occasion, barring circumstances. It also provides the opportunity for them to have someone to look up to because, more often than not, the girls have voiced feelings of not having anyone to turn to or look up to.
This exercise helps them, in a way, to transition from high school into adulthood.
She also shared update on he St Paul’s Primary School which is one of the first schools in the rural area that has established a recycling system. It is now a part of the Solid Waste Management and Recycling Project and this morning, Wednesday 8 February, 2023, installed a recycle bin just for plastic bottles.
The Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) in partnership with the Department of Environment and the Ministry of Education have, in addition to St Pauls Primary, earmarked thirteen other primary schools in which to install bins for recycling plastic bottles.
In addition to the recycle bin, Members of the Taiwan Technical Mission provided related education and mini demonstrations in how to recycle.
Last evening, the good people of LaGuerite were reassured that the land on which they have occupied for generations, will be transferred to them free of cost. Our intention is to not only provide land ownership but to build a community.