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Students to develop idea for recovery plan

The commercial district of Road Town months after the hurricane.

Secondary schools across the territory have been invited to be part of the recovery plan for the British Virgin Islands.

The Ministry of Education has initiated a competition for students to develop ideas for the recovery plan. The winning idea will then be presented to Premier Dr Orlando Smith for consideration.

Each secondary school, whether public or private, should be represented by a team comprising five students in Grades 11 or 12.

They will be required to use government’s proposed recovery plan as a template to develop ideas for the territory.

“Each team will be required to submit a summary or synopsis of their plan to the Ministry of Education by February 5. The teams will then be required to present their overall plan to an audience and panel of judges that will comprise of key stakeholders in the recovery effort on February 8,”  the education ministry said in a release.

The winning team’s plan will be selected as the model document which will further be perfected before it is presented to the Minister for Education Myron Walwyn, and then to the Premier.

The winning team will receive a $10,000 cash prize which will go towards ‘any project students deem essential to the development of their school’.

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    • Haters says:

      You seem upset because you can’t say anything negative about this initiative so you just sit in the corner pissed off. LOL!

      • To Haters says:

        You guys are sick. It is always good to involve the youth but not as an after thought nor be using them for political points. That’s the only problem I have with this.

        • Good job says:

          How is this an after thought or political? Can we see anything good in anything that other people do? This is an excellent thing that will help students with their critical thinking. Is it so hard to just say good job? Gosh man!

    • Saddened from afar says:

      Now why would you be “chuping” at a worthwhile educational project that get students involve in a competitive manner that helps to develop their business acuity for the real world? I hope to God that you are a child and not an adult with your response….

  1. Really says:

    Give the money to the students

  2. Nice says:

    VERY GOOD!!!!

  3. Calling a Spade says:

    A good idea or iniative remains good regardless of whom is the arthor. Don’t let your dislike for someone poison your objectivity. This is indeed a wonderful exercise for our youths no matter how put it!

  4. Sam the man says:

    Overall a good idea and it “engages” the youth which is our now and future in things that really matter…the only worry I have is they will come up with some great ideas that show up the NDP and they overlook them? or not so bad the NDP adopt them and claim all the credit…either way its something to move forward with and I for one think its a positive step forward

  5. White Elephant says:

    Did I hear correctly? Is the govt really offering students free ice cream if their plans include a runway extension?

  6. ...time will tell says:

    Good luck

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