It is with great excitement that I announce We Love Learning has officially expanded into Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana. A big thank you to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service; with their support, we now have operations and business completed, in-progress, or planned for all three countries. I recently returned from an extended trip to the Caribbean—read on to learn more about my activities in each Country!
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
I kicked off the Caribbean trip with the 2019 URISA Caribbean GIS conference in Port of Spain, where We Love Learning was an exhibitor, and I was a co-presenter. In partnership with GeoTechVision, I was thrilled to showcase two new eLearning solutions:
- Catastrophe in Caroni! Created as an Introduction to GIS software, this project is a micro-course and a creative, user-friendly on-line experience. Click here to view the course »
- How do I fly this awesome drone?! A fun, just-in-time eLearning solution that provides an augmented reality experience. Click here to check it out »
From Trinidad and Tobago, I traveled to Guyana, where I met with several organizations, including the Ministry of Education. I attended a fantastic breakfast meeting organized by the University of Guyana, which included many formidable Learning champions. It was an incredible honour to be part of this group of industry and education leaders from around the world.
I felt incredibly blessed to have the support of our Canadian government and the Trade Commissioners as I traveled throughout the Caribbean. On my arrival in Georgetown, Senior Trade Commissioner to Guyana, Trisha Skoryk took me under her wing and connected me with persons in need of eLearning solutions. And as a bonus, I had fun being an ambassador of Canadian businesses for a couple of hours at the Canada booth of the GIPEX- Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit and Exhibition.
In Jamaica, I followed up with new contacts as well as several connections previously made earlier in the year at Learnfest Caribbean and the Marlie Business Summit. Highlights of my time in Jamaica include meeting with Yasmin Chong, Trade Commissioner of the High Commission of Canada in Jamaica, and lunch at the Pegasus Jamaica with Michelle Carpenter, who is interested in using eLearning to empower her students to become entrepreneurs. We had a delightful lunch and brainstormed so many ideas of how We Love Learning can support her efforts. I think it is essential to contribute to lifting up the youth. Children are the only future we have ever had—we need to teach, coach, and mentor them well.
Whether you are in Canada or the Caribbean, we can work together. Let’s connect and discover how.