|Sabrina Skinner recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow|
|Friday, 06 April 2012 11:19|
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Mrs. Sabrina Skinner, Education Officer for Health and Family Life in the Department of Education was recently recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of South-East Nassau.
Education Officer Skinner was presented with a certificate, lapel pin and a medallion following her address to the club. She provided a progress report on the Health and Family Life Education teen pregnancy prevention programme “Baby Think It Over”. Mrs. Skinner explained that the objective of the programme is to ensure a decrease in the teen pregnancy rates among our adolescent population and to get students to appreciate the challenges of parenting a child.
The pilot programme of “Baby Think It Over” began in 2006 at the L.W. Young High School. Due to its success, the Rotary Club of South-East Nassau purchased an additional 40 model babies to be disbursed in three other New Providence districts and in Eleuthera.
According to EO Skinner, the programme has benefited the students in many ways. It has curbed their desire to become teen parents. It has also increased their interest to attend classes and actively participate. Finally, students related better to the challenges of being parents because of having to care for the babies in the programme.
Photo: Mrs. Sabrina Skinner, Education Officer for Health and Family Life in the Department of Education receives certificate, lapel pin and medallion from members of the Rotary Club of South-East Nassau for recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow. Pictured from left to right are Mr. Bruno Pletscher, Past President and Club Trainer; Mrs. Skinner and Mr. Reginald Saunders, Club President.
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