For the second consecutive year, the Caribbean Science Foundation and SAGICOR will host the National Visionaries Challenge, where secondary school students are encouraged to submit projects geared towards development in the fields of science and engineering.
On May 23rd the company held a workshop with the aim to familiarize teachers and principals of various educational institutions about the competition.
Brenton Hilaire, Assistant General Manager at Dominica SAGICOR Life Agency believes the competition promotes empowerment of young persons.
“When the concept of this challenge was presented to Sagicor, we saw it as a wonderful opportunity for students, teachers, schools, communities and the region. The Sagicor Visionaries Challenge represents an opportunity for young people to make a difference, an opportunity to learn more and an opportunity to challenge themselves and rise to the occasion”, Hilaire said.Snap 02014-05-23-17h34m49s29
Entries will consist of a written design proposal and a set of six slides that will be presented at the Competition.
The national competition will comprise an oral PowerPoint presentation followed by an at-the-booth exhibit and question and answer sessions.
Last year’s national competition winner was Kendra Jean-Jacques of the St. Martin Secondary School with her project “Flush-o-meter” – a little water, a big flush.
She was accompanied by supervising teacher Vanessa Seraphin.
Projects can be based on biology, general and environmental science, physics or engineering.