PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) and the National Youth Council (NYC) is pleased to launch the inaugural “CYPAN Buddy Pack”. This project aims to provide twenty two primary school students who reside in conflicted areas, a platform to engage in a fun filled day of peace building activities. The day’s proceedings will address thematic issues in a child friendly manner, whereby equipping the students with the right competencies that would allow them to raise their voice, should they be exposed to harmful activities or environments. Students will also be gifted with backpacks for the new academic school year 2017-2018.
CYPAN, SSDF and NYC recognize the importance of quality education opportunities for children, not only in traditional academics, but also in areas of self-empowerment; with the main focus being “The Rights of a Child”. The CYPAN Buddy Pack will take place on Saturday 19 August, 2017.