The team of EC2 is one of the three winners of the Appeltjes van Oranje 2021. The Apples are awarded annually by the OranjeFonds (www.oranjefonds.nl) to three social initiatives that ensure that people can participate in society. This year, the Appeltjes went to three institutions that are committed to contribute to mental strength.
We won this award for the "Ways to Wellbeing" initiative, which contributes to participation of all children in education on Saba by making them more resilient. Some kids may be vulnerable because of: trauma after the hurricane, poverty issues, family displacement, Corona pandemic, isolation, bullying, or learning disabilities.
The use of positive teaching strategies and tailor-made programs enables students to follow regular education as much as possible, in the absence of special facilities for this target group.