Officials suggest Volunteer Corps should be more active in education
students who may have difficulty keeping up with the pace of the teaching or grasping the concepts.
Ms. Cannonier said that the assistance can be in any subject as more than 70 percent of the Volunteer Corps attend tertiary institutions. Assistance has also been offered to the Children’s Home.
“My heart is going to lean a lot towards these persons (students) in terms of getting them the help that they require in order to move forward and not stay back in a classroom because they were a little slow in a subject and the teacher didn’t have enough time to go through it again with the students,” the youth officer stated.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education William Hodge also shares a desire to see Corps members working in the field of education. At the induction ceremony held on February 08, 2019, for the new volunteers, Mr. Hodge said: “Whatever you choose to do in the area of volunteerism, I would ask that you include going to some of our schools to volunteer your time, to work with a child or two or three children because there are students who are struggling and need the assistance.”
Individuals interested in joining the Volunteer Corps or having volunteers assigned to their non-profit activity can visit the Department of Youth Empowerment in St. Kitts on Cayon Street or telephone 467-1393.