Young students get an early lesson on savings…
Nassau, Bahamas — Junior Achievement Bahamas, noted as one of the Bahamas’ premier youth economic programs, is again adding a new twist to teaching primary school students about their country’s history, fiscal and monetary landscape.
Against the backdrop of historic Collins House, over 120 junior achievers between grades 1 through 3 representing Claridge Primary, C.W. Sawyer Primary, Oakes Field Primary and Garvin Tynes Primary participated in the first ever, Piggy Bank Treasure Hunt that combined JA curriculum concepts with fun outdoor activity to stipulate students’ minds.
“Education is really enhanced when it becomes a fun, interactive experience,” JA Bahamas Executive Director Philip Simon. “The JA Club programme is designed to add these elements to its curriculum as we endeavor to expose the kids to economic and entrepreneurship training at an early age.”
While the Treasure Hunt for the primary school students was a getaway and day of fun-filled activities, Club Programme Coordinator, Laquinta Tynes hoped it “also served as a motivation to the children to learn more about Junior Achievement and the concepts of business.”
To date, more than thirty thousand “achievers” have advanced through the program with an alumni list of the ‘Who’s Who’ in The Bahamas in just about every industry and sector.