PHILIPSBURG – Education on the Move (EOM), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, is teaming up to celebrate teachers of the various schools on the island.
November 14-18 is International Education Week, where the EOM committee along with the Ministry ECYS saw fit to show appreciation to all teachers as well as to celebrate International Education Week.
Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs is scheduled to visit all schools on the Dutch side of the island during the International Education Week. Teachers will also be given a small token of appreciation, including an inspirational poem, to be hung in the classroom, as well as an EOM mug.
Various businesses were contacted for donations, and two businesses complied. Le Grand Marché has given a 15% shopping discount to all teachers. All shopping must be done on Wednesday, November 16 in order to have the discount applied. Cable TV has also donated one month of free cable subscription for 10 teachers, which will be raffled at the end of the week, to determine the recipients.
EOM is designed to bring awareness to education where all educational stakeholders and the community of St. Maarten will get involved. The objective of EOM is to get everyone engaged and actively involved in education.
Another goal of EOM is to promote men in education and recognize current male educators. All male educators on the Dutch side will receive a special EOM plaque, with words of encouragement.
Minister Jacobs visited six schools on Monday, November 14. The schools were: Sister Borgia, Oranje, St. Joseph, Marie Genevieve de Weever, Sundial and St. Maarten Academy PSVE.
Minister Jacobs encouraged all students to show appreciation for their teachers from time to time.