Accepting the invitation made during the morning assembly by Mrs. d’Shan Maycock, four 11th grade students- three boys and a girl – attended a presentation on the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN).
CYEN was started in Barbados to address issues relating to climate change, water availability and sustainable development. The organization also looks at socio-economic impacts and offers leadership training opportunities for young persons in the Caribbean.
During a conference held in Trinidad and Tobago in December 2014, Mrs. Maycock was voted as Regional Director of the Regional Steering Committee with the mission of creating a Bahamas Chapter.
The focus was to recruit youths between the age of 15 to 31 who will become a part of an executive voting committee able to make decisions and initiate projects.
Two affiliate members have been supporting Mrs. Maycock, Mrs. Canishka Alexander and Mr. Marvin Russell, since November 2014 through ECOnnect, a local link to CYEN.
No official meetings have been held yet, but the Regional Director held their first official meeting at Abaco Central High School after school hours on March 3.
Mrs. Maycock would like to move forward rapidly so that young persons in the Bahamas can take advantage of opportunities offered by the CYEN organization so far.