The Wesley High School on Friday, celebrated its 94th Anniversary with a church service at the Bethesda Methodist Church in Roseau.
The school celebrated its milestone under theme “Empowering Generations though Education”.
During the ceremony held at the Bethesda Methodist Church, the students saw remarks from Chairperson of the Board – Reverend Morna Christmas-Frazer, Parliamentary Representative for Roseau Central, Melissa Poponne-Skerrit, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education – Mrs. Chandler Hyacinth; and the featured addresses from Mrs. Frances Rocque and Ms. Jean Jacobs.
Local Entrepreneur and past student of the Wesley High School, Mrs. Frances Rocque told the students education is important for everyone but is a critical one of empowerment for girls and women.
“This is not only because education is an entry point to opportunity but also because women’s educational achievements have positive ripple effects within the family and across generations. It is much more than just reading and writing, it is an essential investment for the future, a crucial factor in reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development,” Rocque said.
She added, “It is with this in mind, that 94 years ago the school started with only a few students, today we have over 100 of you.”
She borrowed a quote from the late Nelson Mandela who said ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’.
“Young ladies, you have been nurtured by the school which has fundamental influences on your life. In the next 6 years the school will be celebrating 100 years, you may be asking what will it hold for the school, you will then make way for some other girls just like you with the same dreams, goals and aspirations, count your time here as an enormous privilege,” Local Entrepreneur and past student of the Wesley High School, Mrs. Frances Rocque said during her address.