CIBC FirstCaribbean Fruits & Vegetables Posters of Barbados Awards Ceremony

CIBC FirstCaribbean uses new teaching method as a chance to place modern technology into young hands who may not so easily access Tablets until now… This as a key Barbadian education official laments how modern students seem unaware of local fruits.

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank published a series of Fruit and Vegetable posters which were distributed to primary and secondary schools to educate students about the value of local and indigenous fruits and vegetables. In October, the bank launched the inaugural Fruits & Vegetables Posters of Barbados Competition to further sensitise children.

The pupils from Primary to Secondary who received Tablets as early Christmas gifts thanks to CIBC FirstCaribbean with engaging recipes like Saltfish & Breadnut Pie or cheesecakes using local fruits instead of overseas strawberries!

The pupils from Primary to Secondary who received Tablets as early Christmas gifts thanks to CIBC FirstCaribbean with engaging recipes like Saltfish & Breadnut Pie or cheesecakes using local fruits instead of overseas strawberries! (Ms Joy Adamson of the Education Ministry of B’dos with CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Country Head of B’dos at far right)

The awards ceremony was just held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre on 2 Mile Hill, where Mark St Hill the Country Head for the Barbadian branch of CIBC FirstCaribbean – presented the prizes to a variety of pupils from Primary to senior level of Secondary.

In this video, Joy Adamson, Sr Education Officer (Nursery & Primary) with the Education Ministry observed how many pupils nowadays tend to feel that national dishes come from the supermarkets or fast food outlets and she praised CIBC FirstCaribbean for launching this drive to get children to return to their home base. The youngsters were also treated to an award-winning spoken word recital from CIBC employee, Janine White, who gave an edited version of her “This Body Is Not Mine“;-

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