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In 2018, UNESCO is dedicating World Radio Day to the theme of radio and sports.

The radio is a powerful means to transmit the enthusiasm of sport events. It is also a means to convey the values of fair play, teamwork and equality in sport.
Radio can help combat racist and xenophobic stereotypes that are, alas, expressed both on and off the field. It allows a broad range of traditional sports to be covered, far beyond the elite teams. It provides the opportunity to nurture diversity, as a force for dialogue and tolerance.

The fight for gender equality is central to this effort. According to the report of the Global Media Monitoring Project, supported by UNESCO, only 4% of sports media content is dedicated to women’s sport. Only 12% of sports news is presented by women. UNESCO is working to improve the coverage of women’s sports, to combat gender discrimination on the airwaves and to promote equal opportunities in sports media. The task is immense.

On World Radio Day, let us mobilize to make radio an increasingly independent and pluralistic media. Let us join forces to celebrate the potential of sports radio in furthering development and peace.

- Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 09:02

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Monday, 13 November 2017 08:58

Townhall Meetings 2017

The Ministry of Education will commence a series of Town Hall Meetings covering the eleven education districts beginning Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 13:00Hrs.

The Ministry of Education will commence a series of Town Hall Meetings covering the eleven education districts beginning Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 13:00Hrs.

Dates for Town Hall Meetings are as follows:

  • Region 1: December 6th, 2017 - 12:30Hrs - 14:00Hrs
  • Region 2: November 17th, 2017 - 12:30Hrs - 14:00Hrs
  • Region 3: November 22nd, 2017 - 15:30Hrs - 16:30Hrs
  • Region 4: November 21st, 2017 - 16:30Hrs - 17:30Hrs
  • Region 5: November 24th, 2017 - 13:30Hrs - 15:00Hrs
  • Region 6: November 20th, 2017 - 13:30Hrs - 15:00Hrs
  • Region 7: December 4th, 2017 - 13:30Hrs - 15:00Hrs
  • Region 8: January 23rd, 2018 - 12:30Hrs - 14:00Hrs
  • Region 9: January 17th, 2018 - 12:30Hrs - 14:00Hrs
  • Region 10: November 16th, 2017 - 13:00Hrs - 15:00Hrs
  • Georgetown: November 23rd, 24th and 28th, 2017 - 16:30 17:30Hrs

Venues for the future meetings will be published in a timely manner

Students occupying the dormitories of the St. Ignatius Secondary School have been benefiting from a Youth Development project being executed through collaborative efforts by various stakeholders. The two dorms which accommodate over 200 students are on the road to marked improvements with stakeholders the likes of Guidance & Counselling Officer Mr. Kevin Reddy.

He is presently in the region on a UNICEF & Ministry of Education Project for a second stint with a focus on Youth Development and empowerment through positive engagement.
Recently several clubs were launch as part of the all-girls and all-boys day activities. These include Health, Sport, Girls (Echoes of Encouragement), Drama and Reading Clubs.

On a regular basis, the male students benefit from an all-boys Day Camp where most recently motivational speakers from Region 9 Mr. Brian Allicock Regional Chairman spoke to them about the importance of setting goals and studying. Educator and radio personality Mr. Shammah Noel engaged the students in Health and Fitness while Member of Parliament, Mr. Alister Charlie spoke to them about self-confidence and building self-esteem.

The all-boys Day Camp started off with an Inter-Dormitory Boys Football Competition and an Art Competition. The 'all-girls day' activity included Motivational Speakers Chivon Bovell Success-District Education Officer as well as the newly crowned Miss Lethem, 2017 Aaliyah Anthony, Ms. Gabrilla Swindle a Peace Corps volunteer, Head Teacher St. Ignatius Secondary School Ms. Yvette Archer and a representative of the Toshao’s Office Ms. Josie.

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