Castries, Saint Lucia: The 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬: 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 and 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩, commenced on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 under the theme “𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 two 𝘐𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘵 – “𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘌𝘹𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨.
The workshop is being facilitated simultaneously at the CDF Conference Room and the Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School. The four – week progamme will give experienced lantern makers and facilitators across the island the opportunity to
- build capacity by broadening the scope of creative learning experiences, offering hands-on experience and expertise in the lantern-making process.
- With the development of new skills and encourage talent by allowing participants to work with new materials, fusing intercultural expressions and exchanges, inspiration strategies, skills, and ideas through the guidance of a professional lantern designer.
- effectively create lighting circuits and incorporate lighting into the lanterns.
- interpret themes/ideas in lantern construction and designs
- strengthen the use of local, eco-friendly, and recycled materials in lantern design and construction.
- Patriciapents must be creative and should be expressed themselves in a fun and relaxed environment where the entire opinions and ideas are encouraged and welcomed bby everyone.
Train the Trainers is supported by the Ministry of Culture (Taiwan) through the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Saint Lucia under the Spotlight on Taiwan fund, the Lantern Association of Taipei, and the Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information.
The official launch takes place on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
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Saint Lucia on Wednesday, August 31 observed International Day for the People of African Descent with the official launch of the Saint Lucia Chapter of the African Diaspora Development Institute(ADDI). The day’s observance also saw a panel discussion with main presenter Dr June Soomer, Caricom’s Representative on the United Nations Permanent Forum for People of African Descent expounding on the topic “Why the permanent forum is Important to the Caribbean”.