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BCK launches Science Crops and Poultry Project 2011-2015

BCK launches Science Crops and Poultry  Project 2011-2015

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The Bishop’s College Kingstown will launch its agricultural Science Crops and Poultry Project 2011-2015 next week.{{more}}

The launch will also see the school receive a quantity of garden tools, seeds and the keys to an already constructed poultry unit at the school’s agricultural science field.

The gifts will be donated by missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, under their “Food Initiative Project”.

The ceremony will take place on Monday, July 2 at the school’s hard-court. There will be an official opening ceremony, commencing at 9:00 a.m. Brief remarks would be made by key project partners.

Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry, Fisheries and Industry will be the featured speaker.

During the ceremony, the garden tools, seeds and the keys for the poultry project will be handed over by representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and will be received by students of the school.

A release from the school said the project was conceptualized in 2009 and was written in 2011. Its implementation began in October of 2011, with little or no resources. However, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Eastern Caribbean Trading in Agriculture and Development Organization (ECTAD), through their youth outreach in agriculture, have given support to the school since 2010.

“We hope to raise greater awareness of the importance of youth involvement in the agriculture sector by marketing the sector as a viable and sustainable business to our students,” the release said.

The Bishop’s College Kingstown was founded in 1964, by the late Bishop Harold Grant Piggott. From its very inception, Agricultural Science has been a main feature of the curriculum. This was primarily because the early founders recognized the importance and value of agriculture in national development. To this end, agriculture and youth development in academics, sports and the arts have been hallmarks of the school.

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