The Salybia Government Primary School is a small co-ed school, located in the quiet village of Salybia on the North Eastern Coast of Trinidad. Almost all the parents are self-employed or employed through the Community Based Environmental Protection and Enhanced Program (CPEP).Our goal is to establish a Shashamane Model School at Salybia PS which specializes in Science & Sports.
Our program provides support for two of the key needs identified by the school. Both needs focus on the programs that the school currently offers and have demonstrated success in namely Science Education and Sports. At present there is no science equipment to conduct experiments for students. As a result, teachers have to make the equipment or improvise. The school is in need of thermometers, microscopes, etc. They also need basic sporting equipment for their physical education program.
If the educational needs of the students are met, this would put the students in a better position to move on to high school and ultimately college/university. Improvements in the area of science will also help them to assist their families in areas such as farming and environmental protection. Since sports are often seen as avenues for upward mobility in the Caribbean, more students will come to the fore to participate in sporting activities. Sports will also help with the overall physicality.
The school is the base of the education process in the small town of Salybia. We truly believe that the entire community will be empowered through improvements made at the Salybia School. There will definitely be more passes from the school, since the government has announced plans to reintroduce science in the main examination that the students take. Students will also be able to choose from a more diverse pool of career goals if exposed to more scientific and sporting disciplines.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).
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