Although the objective of the Willie Redhead Foundation is stated in its motto “For the preservation and renewal of the national heritage of Grenada”, which pertains to our natural and cultural heritage, it has become evident to us however, that over the 42 years of our political independence, our youth have not been sufficiently and meaningfully involved in the decision making process of our country.
In this regard, the Foundation in partnership with the Grenada National Organisation of Women (GNOW), has thrown a challenge to our secondary and tertiary educational institutions (the nursery of our future leaders), to express an opinion — in the form of an essay competition on the current exercise to reform the Grenada constitution by a national referendum, by expressing their views on:
Will Current Attempts To Reform The Grenada Constitution Provide The Opportunity To Achieve The Aspirations Of The Youth For A Better Society?
The Foundation has received the kind permission of the Ministry of Education to approach the principals of secondary schools, TAMCC, NEWLO and youth organisations to participate in this exercise, in order to build awareness in the civic-educational process of the constitution by using innovative techniques through an essay competition.
- The competition is open to students of 4th and/or 5th forms of all secondary schools (public and private), TAMCC, NEWLO and youth organizations.
- Entries must be written in English — only 1 entry from one person is acceptable, and should be a minimum of 500 words on one side of letter-size paper with double spacing.
- Student’s submission must be certified by his or her principal, as attending the secondary school or youth organization.
- Candidates should show competence in the English language. This should include proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, neat presentation, clear hand writing or word processing.
- Candidates are encouraged to carry out research by consulting the Constitutional Reform Committee secretariat, reading suitable books and articles, and or by making use of the internet and interviewing knowledgeable persons in the community.
- Candidates must not plagiarize materials.
- Members of tWRF or their families are not eligible to participate.
HOW TO ENTER
Deadline for receiving entries is no later than Friday, 7 October 2016 at 4 pm (there shall be no extension of time). Submission can be by the internet, post or by hand. In the latter two cases, must be in a sealed envelope.
WILLIE REDHEAD FOUNDATION ESSAY COMPETITION
Postal Address: P.O. Box 17 St. George’s
Email: [email protected]
By hand: Miss Lorice Pascal c/o GNOW office — St John’s Street, St. George’s
- 1st Prize: EC$600
- 2nd Prize: EC$400
- 3rd Prize: EC$250
The 1st Prize winner would also be awarded a Patrimonial Award Honour Scroll at tWRF next Award Ceremony, while the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners would be featured in a tWRF Sentinel Article and posted on our website (www.willieredheadfoundation.org), with recognition given to the winning school or institution.
For further information please contact Mr. Norris Mitchell at 405-4012 or by email: [email protected] or Miss Lornadale Charles – Essay Committee Chairman at 449-5570 email: [email protected]. tWRF anticipates an enlightened and in-depth discourse from the youth of our nation.
“from the mouths of babes and sucklings – they shall ordain peace” – Holy Scriptures
A Willie Redhead Foundation Presentation