Nine Ebeye GEM Christian School seniors along with Principal Noble Ned and teachers visited the Office of the President last week as part of an educational tour of Majuro.
Minister of Education, Sports and Training Wilbur Heine welcomed the students to the Cabinet Conference room on behalf of President Hilda Heine and Acting President Amenta Matthew.
During the visit, each student introduced themselves and their aspirations in life. Minister Heine said education is essential and said he was pleased that the students gained insight from their visit at the College of the Marshall Islands. He explained that the educational path is not always easy and there are times the students will face a obstacles. However, they should continue to push forward. Heine illustrated his journey to obtaining his bachelor’s degree; indicating that he came across several barriers but persevered and completed his studies. He emphasized that education opens doors to many opportunities.
Principal Ned said the students are experiencing what they learned in the classroom and applying it in real life. He explained that this is the first senior trip and this group will be the first to graduate from GEM Christian School later this year. He added the students met with President Heine when she attended their eighth grade graduation in 2014.
Afterwards, a detailed presentation regarding the executive branch was given by Assistant Clerk Ben Kiluwe. Concluding their visit, Minister Heine presented a check to the GEM seniors to assist with their expenses of the Majuro educational tour.
Read more about this in the April 6, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.