(PRESS RELEASE) – There is an undeniable synergy between entrepreneurship and economic growth.
In fact, many progressive economies have demonstrated that the industry and innovation displayed through its human capital can result in significant income generation. This in turn eases the burden on governments to generate employment. Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School values the importance of creating an environment where students can establish a competitive advantage locally, regionally and internationally.
In recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week which was observed last November, students across the world were challenged to be innovative in their use of ordinary items, and, thereafter, to develop a video pitch advertising their new product. This year’s mystery item was the rubber band.
Students of Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School embraced this challenge, producing four original projects – How’s my Driving, Keep it Suspended, Stoolzie and Aunty-B-Q – all of which can be viewed on youtube.
Out of 2255 global submissions in the primary, secondary and college/university categories, two projects from the students of Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School were selected as finalists in the Secondary and College/University categories. This made Vieux-Fort Comprehensive the only school in the world this year to have had two finalists, one in each division that it entered. This remarkable achievement comes as no surprise as this is the tradition and culture of excellence of Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School.
This accomplishment comes at a time when St. Lucia is celebrating two Nobel Laureates who gained our island global recognition. We applaud our students for putting themselves, their school and their island home on the world stage. We praise them for demonstrating that they too have the capacity for greatness and excellence.