As part of an annual event, Sagicor Life Incorporated hosted the official launch of it’s 2015 “Sagicor Visionaries Challenge,” at the Fort Young Hotel on Friday.
The challenge was initiated through collaborative efforts of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CFS) and the Caribbean Examinations Council.
Students who participate will earn the opportunity to travel to Florida, expense free, where they are expected to compete in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math competition.
Cheryl Rolle, General Manager of Sagicor Life Incorporated said the company is pleased to host this educational event.
Rolle expressed her appreciation for Sagicor’s continued performance in the competition, as she is aware that some of the other islands will no longer partake due to poor turnout.“As we look to the future of our company, so to must we look to the future of our communities and our children. We want to do our part, to solidify progress for the region, through the accomplishments of tomorrow’s citizens. As technology continues to change, not even daily but by the minute, we must arm ourselves with the knowledge to keep up. ”
Apart from improving the students hands-on approach to science and technology, the competition has also forged friendships throughout the different territories.
Meanwhile, Education Minister, Honourable Petter Saint Jean who was also present at the launch outlined some of the ways Dominican students are to benefit from the exercise.
” I believe that the Sagicor Visionaries challenge offers you the students of Dominica, the opportunity explore and learn valuable, new, exciting processes that will help to develop your appreciation for incredible examples of invention and make use of the technology around us.”