Republic Of Korea Presents Valuable Hospitality Equipment To Federation’s High Schools Press Release Story Updated: June 12 th 2015 at 3:40 pm
(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 4, 2015: Hospitality and Home Economics kitchens among secondary schools in the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis will have a brand new appearance when they have installed new equipment received courtesy of the Government and People of the Republic of Korea. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Secretariat was the facilitating agency on the local end. According to its Principal Officer Mr. Edwards, the Hospitality Development Project was birthed out of a desire by the Government of the Republic of Korean to give a substantial gift to the people of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in the area of Education. “After much consultation we recognized that the best way forward was in the field of hospitality and as such spoke with heads of departments and teachers to deem how best we could utilize the grant fund of US $100,000.” Minister of Education Hon. Shawn Richards in expressing gratitude for the substantial gift, revealed that the funds were spent to purchase vital items including demonstration tables with mirrors; commercial gas cookers; stainless steel refrigerators; microwave ovens; pedestal fans; cutlery; food scales; pots; blenders; food covers, beverage glasses and measuring cups. Each of the eight Government High Schools in St. Kitts and Nevis will receive an equal amount of the pieces of equipment. Representative of the Republic of Korea, Counsellor Park, speaking at an initial handing over ceremony which took place at the Washington Archibald High School said the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Korea have developed a mutual understanding of trust during 32 years of diplomatic relations. Counsellor Park thanked the Federation for its support of Korea in the international Arena and commended the Federation’s passion for Educational development. Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Mark Brantley highlighted to Education Officials and students present at the handing over ceremony that the Government of Korea had kept the Federation as a priority, “when many countries in these trying times have refocused their aid agenda and moved this concentration Apart from being a story teller and tour guide, Mr. Stapleton was also a teacher, treasurer of the St. Christopher National Trust, employee of the Four Seasons Resort, cultural activist as well as Deputy General Manager of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. He divulged how his interactions with visitors had given him such a different perspective of the Federation’s beauty as repeatedly his own investment in taking them to the sights and sharing the history that compliments the sights would result in awesome expressions of appreciation and wonderment. He also drew from his skills as a teacher and ensured that he included children’s interests. “The value of sharing is that if you lose it, one day you’ll be able to get it back from somebody else. If you don’t then your children or someone else will. There are many spectacular views in St. Kitts and Nevis and every one of them has a story.” The author has promised to feature the stories of the Mongoose, Monkey, Agouti and Snake relative to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in an upcoming edition. Mr. Stapleton also expressed gratitude to his family for being extremely understanding during the time it took to produce the magazine.