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LIME Internet summer school inspires over 145 youngsters

LIME Internet summer school inspires over 145 youngsters


Participants at the 2014 LIME internet summer school said that they had a blast at this year’s programme, which saw more than 145 youngsters gaining knowledge in various information technology fields.{{more}}

As the curtains came down on the programme for its 11th year, the youngsters gathered at the LIME base in Arnos Vale on Friday August 29, said that they were glad they were able to learn about digital safety, internet safety and web page design, among the many other areas covered during the three week long course.

General manager Leslie Jack said “We are quite pleased to have Frank B Armstrong and Courts St Vincent Ltd on board with us this year. As LIME continues to make its impact on education in St Vincent and the Grenadines, internet summer school will continue to be on LIME’s annual agenda.”

Some participants say that they look forward to sharing their knowledge with their family members and classmates on a daily basis, and look forward to the next session to take place in 2015.

Ovid Burke, the facilitator of the LIME internet summer school for the past ten years, agreed that the information given by him and the other facilitators was well received, and believes that some IT careers were inspired and that this country’s future in IT was on sound footing.

“The response of the students was very good. I think all age groups were very enthusiastic and very responsive to the information that was given to them,” Burke said of the youngsters, whose age ranged from seven to 18 years old.

“They responded very well and were very active and very participative in all the discussions and in this final week where we had some older teens they performed creditably in terms of creating their own web pages and we definitely saw some creativity coming out of that group.

“Being a web designer myself, I was very excited by what we saw. I think we do have some talent that would be coming out of LIME internet summer school, and I think it bodes well for the future of IT services in St Vincent and the Grenadines.”

LIME internet summer school continues to grow in leaps and bounds, with six different workshops taking place in the three-week course; students were accommodated in the mornings, with a new batch in the afternoons.

This year, two of Burke’s assistants were products of the LIME internet summer school. Cenus Hinds and Rotasha Medford got their feet wet at a similar workshop, and are now using their skills and knowledge acquired over the years to impart information to this year’s participants.

This year, LIME partnered with Frank B Armstrong and Courts St Vincent Ltd, in hosting another successful workshop.