The Ministry of Education, In collaboration with World Education, Inc., a U.S. Non-Governmental Organization, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Tuskegee University and other partners, today held the virtual launch of The Saint Lucia ConnectEd Activity project through a US$1 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Under the project, the Ministry will embark on a program of educator professional development, where teachers will enhance their digital skills through training in developing online content to strengthen teaching and learning in a virtual setting. Teachers will also be reoriented in their methods of teaching instruction through the adoption and infusion of Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches that place emphasis on teaching critical life skills.
The Ministry in collaboration with the private sector and community-based organizations will provide training in 21st century digital skills, internships and volunteer opportunities. It is envisioned that these opportunities will contribute to the holistic development of young people and empowerment of our youth as leaders in this digital age.