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Saint Lucia Education Trust Fund Activated

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The Department of Education, Innovation and Vocational Training is pleased to announce the activation of the Education Trust Fund, a facility aimed at ensuring access to quality education at all levels of the education system.

This marks another milestone in the Department’s ongoing commitment to empower the nation’s most valuable resource – its people.

Annually, a minimum of ten students will receive financial assistance from the Fund. Education institutions also stand to benefit as the fund will support projects that align with the Department’s strategic vision.

Through this venture the Department of Education continues to promote its #educatesaintlucia, which places emphasis on creating opportunities, awareness and access to education.

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Permanent Secretary Michelle Charles sees the activation of the fund as yet another avenue for ensuring access to education and ensuring student success.

“For the first time ever, educational institutions can tap into local resources for the promotion of innovative projects that will enhance instruction and the overall educational experience,” Ms. Charles noted.

The Education Trust Fund was established by Chapter 18.04 of the Laws of Saint Lucia (Act 3 of 1998).

The Board charged with managing the affairs of the Fund is Chaired by Dr. Tanya Beaubrun, ably assisted by Permanent Secretary, Michelle Charles, Adey Paul of the National Principals Association; Chantal Peter of the Saint Lucia Teacher’s Union; and Katie St. Martin of the National Youth Council.

SOURCE: Ministry of Education. Headline photo: Dr. Tanya Beaubrun.

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  1. Good to know the Min of Education is getting another shot in the arm. This is a very IMPORTANT ministry to bolster the youth of the country to being better citizens.

  2. I hope the funds will go to truly needy students. I remember when the son of a local hotelier, “Bay Something”, got the island scholarship. Cough, cough, Madame Chair, your brother?

  3. Well, it’s good to see that Ms. Charles is back to work. Your leave of absence whether it was medical or personal is always extended and your department lags. What’s the purpose of a Permanent Secretary???? When you always unavailable. I have reached out to Charles’ office on several occasions for serious concerns and not the Minister, her deputy, nor the parade of chief education officers were helpful…there are lactating females who are enrolled in secondary schools in this country. As Well, who was the genius who came up with the idea that grown adults should wear school uniforms as a sign of tribute. I think it ranks as perversion not appreciation. However, if you notice All the good jobs have graduates from college, convent and compre….not one rock hall, vide boutielle, Dennery nor Ciceron uniform in government offices nor officals…all those people work for lesser pay and less prestigious occupations…this highlights the apartheid system in the st. Lucian education system. It’s a disgrace and our children are also bullied and harassed by teachers. When I complain about the many situations…I get no response. Square pegs in round holes….

  4. I hope this money will not go to CHTTI. By the way how much money did Chas give to CHTTI? We need it back to soften inflation. This that okay, Chas?


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