On Monday, October 12, representatives of Johnson & Johnson visited Commissioner Hyacinth Richardson to have preliminary introductions and to discuss the information sessions to be given by Johnson & Johnson at various schools on the island. The representatives also paid a courtesy call to Commissioner of Education Mr. William Marlin.
The company representatives are presenting "Girl Talk" in elementary schools on St. Maarten.
The program, which is not new to St. Maarten, will take place from Tuesday through Friday of this week.
It is a program with the objective to educate and orient girls and adolescents about changes during puberty, hygiene and menstruation, sexuality, and other crucial phases of their lives.
This program is a way that Johnson & Johnson is giving back to the community, not only on St. Maarten but several islands in the Caribbean.
Present at the meeting were Stanley Baptist Sales Manager of Manrique Capriles, Helen Piper Registered Nurse with Youth Affairs, a section of the Preventive Health Department, and Elmora Aventurin Pantophlet of Youth Affairs, Socio-Cultural Development Department.