Environmental Awareness Program Participants
July 14, 2008
“Today we stand on the threshold of a new era in our development. Many exciting things are about to happen. Economically, the island is poised to take off. We the citizens must be prepared for the opportunities and challenges which will present themselves. What better preparation can there be than that of our youths being afforded the opportunity to be involved in the research, analysis and discussion of the theme for this year’s library programme” Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Library Services Mr. Joseph Wiltshire said.
This came at the closing ceremony of the first session of the 2008 Summer Environmental Awareness Programme on July 11, 2008 at the St. Georges Branch Library.
The session featured high school students from across the island which was held from July 07 to 11 at the St. George’s Branch Library at Croney’s House in Gingerland under the theme “Our Country our people our future”. The sub theme was “Reminiscing the past, relishing the present, charting the way forward”.
Mr. Wiltshire also spoke of the Library’s dedication to the initiative over the years and commended the staff for their efforts.
“I wish to commend the entire staff of our library services for their continued involvement in the development of our most important resource-our people. Year after year the library continues to provide meaningful activities for the nation’s youth and this year is no exception.