Teachers under the “Ask Listen Learn” programme, in Grenada have been commended for excellent execution of the programme, which is geared at addressing the problems of underage drinking and advancing healthy lifestyles.
Chairman of the Regional Beverage Alcohol Alliance (RBAA), Dr. Patrick Antoine, who is co-ordinating the delivery of this programme, on behalf of partners throughout the region applauded the Grenadian teachers last week Thursday during a ceremony at the Ministry of Education, which saw the handing over of three laptops and projectors to three schools.
“We have on-video records of the reactions of persons in other countries to the very sterling and powerful submission made by our teachers and I want to applaud, on record, the quality of our Grenadian teachers,” Dr. Antoine said.
The programme, which was developed by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR), in conjunction with a panel of experts was launched as a pilot among students in grades four, five and six at the Samaritan Presbyterian, Mt. Rose Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Primary and Concord Government primary schools in April 2015 and was later introduced to students at the Mt. Moritz Anglican, St. David’s Roman Catholic and the St. Andrew’s Methodist schools.
It is aimed at promoting the development of healthy lifestyles and skills in children and is delivered in conjunction with Health and Family Life Education (HFLE), a life skills based subject area on the school’s curriculum at both the primary and secondary levels.
It is anticipated that the equipment will facilitate the curriculum delivery and media interface of the Ask Listen Learn Programme.
According to the Acting Principal of Concord Government School, Gordon Williams the laptop and the projector “will be an asset to us, as we deliver the programme, simply because it brings the programme itself alive for the students, so we’re going to use it to show videos – to show clips.”
The equipment donation is part of a corporate social responsibility initiative to address the problems of underage drinking and advancing healthy lifestyles.
The donation was made possible through RBAA in collaboration with its global partners and sponsors, Pernod Ricard and DIAGEO.
According to Dr. Antoine, it is the intention of those behind the initiative to upscale the programme, which has also expanded to schools in Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent.
“We have really been working hard in terms of having all schools upgraded,” he said.
The three schools receiving the upscale are the Samaritan Presbyterian, Mt. Rose Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Primary and Concord Government primary schools.