Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017
The students of Scarborough Secondary School, with the theme of “I Love Tobago”, emerged the winners of the Youth Tourism Challenge, the competitive element of Tobago’s first ever Youth Tourism Symposium, hosted by the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation at the Shaw Park Cultural Complex on Monday.
Zavina Sergeant, Hadassah Pitcher, Arianna Joseph, Tyla Caesar and Khadija Nelson, under the guidance of their teacher Crystal Celestine, represented their school in the Challenge, which invited teams from six schools to pitch for a project to demonstrate the value of youth involvement in Tobago’s tourism industry.
The Scarborough Secondary students won themselves individual prizes and will also be given a financial contribution and support from the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation to start up and execute their project.
Speyside High School was named the first runner-up with the presentation, “Pigeon Peak,” while Signal Hill Secondary School came in third with the presentation “Sweet Tobago.”
In her address to the students, Tourism Secretary Nadine Stewart-Phillips said the Tobago House of Assembly, and the Tourism Division, “are of the firm belief that youth are the primary stakeholders in Tobago’s future’s social and economic growth.”
“Engaging young people in meaningful dialogue is an essential part of the Division’s role as we seek to forge a new path for tourism in Tobago,” said Stewart Phillips.
The main objective of the Youth Tourism Symposium was to serve as a catalyst to educate and stimulate student’s interest and involvement in the tourism sector, while motivating them to consider the industry as a viable option for future careers and entrepreneurial activities.
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