Home > LIAT takes regional integration to students with new initiative
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, March 09 – Regional airline LIAT launched a new programme Monday aimed at introducing the concept of regional integration and the carrier’s role in the integration process to students preparing for the Common Entrance or 11 plus examination.
The “LIAT School Stops Programme” is just one of several new initiatives being developed by the airline aimed at getting people, in all age groups, to learn more about the carrier and the vital role it plays in regional integration and development.
LIAT’s Corporate Communications Manager Desmond Brown said that while children in the Caribbean might be seeing the integration process at work almost on a daily basis, LIAT’s contribution might not be clearly understood.
“The plan is to visit primary schools in the various territories served by LIAT and talk directly with the students,” Brown explained.
“We will be visiting two countries every month during the school year with stops at a minimum of six primary schools, three in each country we visit,” added Brown.
LIAT has also developed a special flyer for children that would serve as a fact sheet and also provide some entertainment in the form of a puzzle.
Brown said that the carrier was also willing to work with primary schools that might be interested in taking children on day trips to any LIAT destination, as this would help to reinforce what they learn in the classrooms.
The launch of the new programme was marked by visits to three Grenada primary schools - the Grenada Junior Academy, Alpha Junior School and Constantine Methodist Primary School.
The “LIAT School Stops Programme” moves to Dominica later this month with stops planned for the St. Martin Primary School, Grand Bay Primary School and Mahaut Government School.