Government of Saint Lucia
Go to Homepage


[Site Map]

[Contact Us]

Search this Site

RISE Inc. partners with social transformation ministry to launch after-school programme

Governor General
Prime Minister
The Cabinet
The Senate
House of Assembly
Overseas Missions
The Constitution
The Staff Orders
Collective Agreement
Photo Gallery

National Television Network
Watch NTN Live

Saint Lucia Gazette
Press Releases
About Saint Lucia
Frequently Asked Questions
Web Links
Government Directory
Browse by Agency
Site Help


Contact:  Kerwin Xavier


Thursday 31 March 2011 The Ministry of Social Transformation, Youth and Sports in partnership with RISE (St. Lucia) Inc., this week launched an after-school programme for students of the Sir Ira Simons Secondary School.   Positive youth engagement, self development, and community service involvement are the aims of the programme.


“Students who participate in after school programmes have the opportunity to improve their social skills making them better adjusted members of the community,”  Ag. Principal of Sir Ira Secondary School, Christine Mathurin said.

Obviously, a school's number one goal is to educate, however it is important to note that not all education comes from books.  After school activities enhances education by providing various outlets that are not always addressed during school hours.”   


Students are expected to  benefit from extra classes in Mathematics, English and Science.   The programme is expected to assist students in behaviour modification. 


“Such a programme is greatly needed. It will ensure that students are engaged in productive activities after school,” said fifth former, Camille Leonce, speaking at the launch of the after-school programme.

“ It will build a positive character in each participant and create the citizens required to carry forward our society.  Undoubtedly with such a programme students at the Sir Ira Simons Secondary School can become shinning example for others to follow.”


A survey conducted at the school prior to the programme's launch revealed almost half of the students polled go home to a house with no adult supervision after school.

 [Site Help]

© 2011 Government Information Service. All rights reserved.

Read our privacy guidelines.