Keeping Barbados clean – Duke of Edinburgh awardees take on environment

dukeofedinburghbeachcleanupThe journey to a greener Barbados challenged participants of The Duke of Edinburgh’s awards camp to putting their mental and physical skills to the test.

The recently concluded International Award’s camp which hosted the annual Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council programme from August 1 to 18t was based at The Lester Vaughan School for the more than 100 participants.

The camp which had a five day expedition involved campers from Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom.

The overall focus was to teach the regional’s youth about being environmentally friendly citizens while the CASC was in partnership with the Future Centre Trust.

The hiking expedition sent the participants to traverse the island where they were able to explore the island’s natural features.

The self development programme offered to youth aged 14-24 boasts of having youth existing it with improved self-confidence and team working abilities. (MR)

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