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Contact: Adhara King


Monday 17 January 2011  Youth Ambassadors of the University of the West Indies were on island recently providing positive reinforcement to Saint Lucian youth.


UWI STAT- “Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow” was established by Vice Chancellor of the University- E. Nigel Harris as an empowerment tool for regional youth.


Youth Ambassador Keris Michelle Ramkaran spoke with the GIS on her experience here speaking to the issues of regional integration.


“It's wonderful to see how the children were responsive to it. I told them let's have a debate on who supports CSME and who opposes it, and everyone said 'everybody supports CSME'. Everybody wants this regional integration- and that was wonderful to hear because we're promoting something that all the young generation wants to support.”


Part of the mission of UWI STAT is an outreach programme, providing an opportunity for ambassadors to interact with youth throughout the Caribbean.


Ms. Ramkaran was one of two members of UWI STAT who executed a 5-day school tour, presenting messages on the importance of higher education, regional integration, social consciousness, and  HIV/AIDS awareness.


“I spoke about HIV/AIDS and Awareness—it wasn't a lecture or just presenting the facts—it’s about letting them personally realize that HIV is at our doorsteps and that we need to be very careful about how we operate and how our lifestyles are. There was also an animated video which the children particularly enjoyed.”


The UWI STAT mission has been a success thus far, encouraging young people to become future leaders, while simultaneously promoting the principles of CARICOM and the CSME for stability of the entire Caribbean region.

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