Dr. Welcome was speaking at an opening ceremony, for a meeting of educators and other leading officials in the field of education, who are meeting at the Manhattan Gardens, in West Basseterre, to discuss the way forward, in implementing the plan for curbing violence in schools in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The 2 day workshop is being facilitated by Project Coordinator, Dr. Tricia Esdaille who is a psychologist by profession.
Dr. Welcome and his Permanent Secretary, Mr. Osmond Petty, reinforced the need for swift action to increase the number of stable and productive citizens who go out into the working world and into the adult population.
Dr Tricia Esdaille has indicated that the two day sessions are critical, in creating a stable foundation of understanding, for those who will be intricately involved in assisting students deal with the issues that often trigger violence.
Among topics for discussion being discussed are, The Framework for Action and Implementing the Model; School Based Interventions; Behaviour Management Systems; as well as Designing a Behaviour Policy.
Dr. Esdaille explained further that each school’s “violence elimination” project would be based on its specific challenges and that no two schools would undergo identical intervention strategies. She emphasized that this was important to the effectiveness of the project as well as to maximize the use of required resources.