St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew visited the graduation ceremony at the Joshua Obadiah Primary School.
PM Drew honoured 24 kids with the certificates and interacted with them. He also met with officials of the school.
Prime Minister extended the greetings and shared a post related to the same. While greeting he wrote, “I was pleased to see the pride and enthusiasm of the children who graduated from the reinstated MAGIC Programme i.e. Mentoring, Advising, Guiding, Instructing Children, at the Joshua Obadiah Primary School.”
He mentioned that the programme was reintroduced in September 2023 in the primary and high schools throughout the nation. The Joshua Obadiah Primary was one of the schools in that first batch.
PM added to his words, “I must applaud the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force and MAGIC Programme Coordinator, Lyndita Powell and her dedicated team for the tremendous job they did with the MAGIC Programme.”
He appreciated the connection that Powell has with the children and wrote, “The chemistry I witnessed between the children and Ms Powell and her team speaks volumes about the bond they have forged and the values they have learned.”
“Congratulations to the graduates and the facilitators. Well done!” writes PM.
The graduation ceremony was held on February, 01, 2024 at the Explorers Headquarters in Molineux. PM Drew delivered an inspiring speech and acknowledged the hard work and dedication throughout the programme.
The MAGIC Programme was originally launched in 2012 and was designed as a cornerstone of the force’s community policing and outreach efforts that aimed at nurturing the nation’s youth with valuable life skills.
Later the programme was suspended in 2015, evidently impacting youth development and community engagement, prompting a much-celebrated revival in Sep 2023.
Prime Minister Drew reflected on the programme’s journey, emphasising its critical role in shaping the values and aspirations of the nation’s children.
He said, “The values we want them to have the values they espoused today in their various presentations.”
PM mentioned that the Joshua Obadiah Primary School is among the first to re-adopt the revitalised programme and showcased the immense talent and growth of its students.
He urged the students to carry forward the lessons they have learned. He said that the lessons taught by this Programme are capable of serving the students well for life.
“Practice them daily and watch yourself grow and blossom into a well-rounded and upstanding citizen of St Kitts and Nevis and indeed the world,” said PM Drew.