PRESS RELEASE – THE Saint Lucia National Youth Council (NYC) wishes to congratulate Kernisha Flavien and Randal Theodule, who have been chosen by organisers to be part of the 9th World Youth Festival for Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia next month.
The theme for this year’s event is “For Peace, Solidarity and Social Justice, we struggle against Imperialism. Honouring our past, we build the future”. Applications to be part of the festival were opened last year, during time which youth 18-35 years old were encouraged to apply.
Flavien and Theodule were two of only three people from Saint Lucia to submit their applications to be part of the festival.
After their selection process, the World Youth Festival approved the participation of the delegates from the Mabouya Valley, pending the confirmation of parts of the application by the local NYC. After this process was completed, festival organisers officially accepted the pair as participants.
The World Youth Festival is a self-funding event and, as such, the participants were required to raise funds for their attendance.
Participants have been briefed on what is expected of them as youth representatives and were asked to prepare diligently to report on their experiences to the youth of Saint Lucia. The NYC wishes Flavien and Theodule all the best in Russia.
We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage young Saint Lucians to continue taking advantage of these opportunities as the Council continues to promote and share opportunities similar to this one on our social media pages @nycsaintlucia.