Enterprise in Action (EIA) receives boost for project expansion
The Enterprise in Action (EIA) programme which seeks to mold and promote creativity and business ideas among Barbadian youth, recently received a boost from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.
Project Assistant from the Barbados Small Business Association (SBA), Michelle Tull, received a donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Senior Corporate Manager, Adrian McLean at the bank’s Rendezvous office. The contribution will go towards the expansion and implementation of EIA projects.
According to Ms. Tull, the EIA programme has been well received in schools all over the island. She said, “The growth in the programme over the past three years – from six schools in year one, to 15 by year three – is testimony to the interest from both students and teachers. This 60% growth is no small feat and illustrates the stimulating and beneficial impact of the programme”.
EIA is implemented in 15 schools across the island including: the Alexandra School, the Alleyne School, Christ Church Foundation, Coleridge and Parry, Garrison, Lester Vaughan, Lodge, Queen’s College, Springer Memorial, St. George Secondary, St. Leonard’s Boys, St. Lucy Secondary, St. Michael School and Roland Edwards Primary.
By 2015, the goal is to have the programme in every school on the island. Ms. Tull stated that the partnership between the SBA and the bank was ideal as the bank’s emphasis on youth development was one that the SBA was geared towards. Mr. McLean concurred, saying that the bank was pleased to assist the SBA in support of the EIA programme since it was very committed to the development of young people.