Grenada Broadcasting Network

27th February 2024

  

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Twenty-one workshop attendees, inclusive of 14 primary school teachers from the Grace Lutheran School, participated in a 3-day educators’ workshop from 31 August to 2 September 2022 at the Grace Lutheran School.

This workshop was to equip the teachers with skills to assist the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) project in designing, developing and implementing the Proud of my Heritage Education Programme Resource Guide for students in grades 5 and 6 – a critical phase to raise awareness on Grenada’s heritage.

ICH Researcher John Angus Martin and Curriculum Designer/Teacher Gloria Bonaparte led the workshop.

Martin outlined the objectives of the workshop.

Gloria Bonaparte, Curriculum Designer/Teacher said this is the pilot phase of what they hope can be implemented in every public and private school in Grenada.

Sessions were also facilitated by Principal of the Grace Lutheran School Pastor IB Meyer.

The 1-year project aims to record, protect and safeguard most of the Intangible Cultural Heritage elements of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique that are under threat of disappearing and unknown to nationals, especially younger generations.

The purpose of this project is to save the old recipes, medicines, seasonings, crafts, stories, photos, songs, dances, games and ways of doing things from earlier times.

The three phases of the Proud of my Heritage project include documenting the intangible cultural heritage of Grenada, creating a Heritage Curriculum programme for primary schools, and increasing awareness through media campaign.

Within the first three months of the Intangible Cultural Heritage – Proud of my Heritage project, formally launched in February, ninety-six ICH coordinators and technicians were trained in techniques to document intangible cultural heritage elements.

They were provided with tools to conduct fieldwork from July to September 2022.

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