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St Helena : COMMONWEALTH DAY 2013 ‘OPPORTUNITY THROUGH ENTERPRISE’
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 23.03.2013 (Article Archived on 20.04.2013)

This year’s Commonwealth Day (held each year on the second Monday in March) celebrated economic innovation throughout the Commonwealth and a shared commitment towards youth, social and sustainable enterprise.

COMMONWEALTH DAY 2013


‘OPPORTUNITY THROUGH ENTERPRISE’


 


This year’s Commonwealth Day (held each year on the second Monday in March) celebrated economic innovation throughout the Commonwealth and a shared commitment towards youth, social and sustainable enterprise.


 


A short Assembly was held at Prince Andrew School to mark the day, with the theme of “Opportunity through Enterprise” - attended by invited guests and the students themselves, to celebrate and raise recognition of the issues.


 


Councillor Derek Thomas, Chairman of the Home, Civil Society and International Committee, began the presentation by explaining the benefits of being a member of the Commonwealth. Derek said: “St Helena has benefited from the Commonwealth through partnership in training and technical support, the development of human rights, and funding of capital projects through the European Union. Such continued support is essential for the development of St Helena.”


 


HE Governor Capes followed with the Commonwealth Message from The Queen: “This year’s Commonwealth theme, ‘Opportunity through Enterprise’, is a celebration


of our achievements, particularly those that may have seemed challenging, daunting


or even impossible, which have helped to build strength, resilience and pride in our


young people, in our communities and in our nations.”


 


Tammy Williams (ESH Community Liaison Officer) gave an Introduction to Julian Morris, Chief Executive for Economic Development, and explained the ESH presentation that would follow. In addressing the students, Julian said: “I am looking at a group of people with everything to gain. Commonwealth Day highlights that there is a world of opportunity out there, for you.”


 


To emphasise this, Kirsty Joshua (ESH Training & Youth Programme Coordinator) explained that in order for those in the room to realise these opportunities it is up to them to work hard and show real interest in their chosen field of work.


 


A slide show followed, showing young people working in businesses such as RS Photography, Little Gems, G Unique and Nats hair salon - stressing the business opportunities available for young people on St Helena.


 


SHG


13 March 2013

 

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