The project, which will highlight one outstanding OECS national per month, aims to encourage the region’s youth to ‘think big’ and open their minds to extraordinary career possibilities through the inspiring success stories of their OECS peers.
OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, said it is important to support and give a voice to the successes of OECS nationals who have carved a place for themselves amongst the best in their field.
“Each success story of one son or daughter of the soil signifies a breakthrough for the sub region. Despite the odds being stacked against them, each one of these inspirational individuals was able to, not only succeed, but stand apart as a respected professional in their field.”
“These are narratives that we need to share,” said Dr. Jules.
Dr. Jules also noted that the features will provide an avenue of contact and recognition so that the relevant sectors can reach out to these individuals, should the need arise.
The Feature Series is open to all nationals of OECS Member States with special attention placed on youth.
Criteria for nominations:
- National of an OECS Member State;
- Academic distinction of the highest order;
- Scientific invention;
- High political accomplishment (regionally and in the Diaspora);
- Extraordinary community or national service achieved (regionally and in the Diaspora).
The first of the OECS Feature Series will begin on August 16, 2017.
This story aligns to OECS Strategic Objective 5: Drive Key Economic Priorities