by Virgil Leonty
The teaching of Kwéyòl language will soon be introduced into Saint Lucian schools as part of the education curriculum.
It reflects continued efforts by the Government of Saint Lucia to preserve the island’s rich cultural heritage.
Making the disclosure was the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industries, Culture and Tourism, Hon. Guibion Ferdinand, speaking at the launch of Creole Heritage Month.
According to Ferdinand, it is important that children learn their Kwéyòl history, traditions, and the history of Saint Lucia and the Caribbean.
“It is not only the history of Great Britain and Europe which will be taught,” he said. “The government will ensure that Kwéyòl traditions gain greater prominence because if we don’t teach the next generation, the culture will die.”
Hon. Guibion Ferdinand said the Government of Saint Lucia will ensure that matters relating to the Saint Lucian identity will be given the value and importance that it deserves.
Mwa Éwitaj Kwéyòl will be celebrated in October.
SOURCE: Government Information Service