activities Feb-Aug 2005
the overall assessment of the forum,
conducted by Darcy Nugent, her findings were discussed with island
partners at a meeting
in Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in July 2005. Subsequently
it was decided to revise the look of the forum so that it became
more user-friendly and more attractive. New features were also
added; these included a special section for younger users under
12-years of age, a Teacher contact section, and Links to related
websites. The opening page now has the following format.
from small islands around the world talking among themselves
about island living
Islands Voice Youth Forum Phase 5: 2006
speak out (13 years and older)
speak out (12 years and under)
Islands Voice Youth Forum is maintained by Administrator
their teachers were invited to submit articles on any topic of
interest, and the subjects ranged from hurricane preparations
to ecotourism and from the Creole culture to crime and violence.
The ecotourism theme was easily the most popular.
schools in Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cook Islands, Cuba,
Fiji, Formosa, Dominica, Maldives, Seychelles, St. Kitts and Nevis,
St. Vincent and the Grenadines took part in this phase of the
continues to provide a means for action on the ground. Jahisiah
Benoit in his response
during the discussion between Seychelles and Dominican students
on the Creole culture wrote: 'It would be great if we could establish
an exchange program to experience and learn from our two festivals
and enrich those of our nations when we return home'. The requested
exchange is scheduled for October 2006 and is being funded through
the Youth Visioning for Island Living initiative (www.youthvisioning.org).
It was also
interesting to see that older students read and responded to some
of the younger students' articles and vice versa.