Following a very engaging session with the business community last week, the Vision Commission continues its series of National Dialogues with two sessions for Youth this week.
On Thursday, the Commission will meet with Youth of the West Coast communities for dialogue on the visioning process. The Meeting, which will be held at Whispers in Soufriere from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday October 1 is open to young persons from Choiseul, Canaries, Fond St. Jacques and Soufriere. Prior to the evening session, the Commission will visit the Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School from 2:00 p.m. for a brief talk with Form 5 students on how they can participate in the visioning process.
On Friday October 2, from 2:00 p.m. the Commission will meet with a select group of students of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College to brief them on the national visioning process and solicit their feedback.
The Vision Commission recognizes that young persons’ comprise the vast majority of our population, and feels strongly that their voices are indispensable in the articulation of a National Vision. The Commission further recognizes that it is our young persons who will ultimately give life to any vision of the future. At the upcoming dialogues, the Commission wants to listen to the views and perspectives of the youth on key issues regarding the future Saint Lucia they would like to help create.
The Vision Commission is mandated to mount a National Dialogue as a vital and necessary precursor to the articulation of a National Vision and National Strategy for Saint Lucia.