Foundation EWA celebrates first anniversary of country Sint Maarten

To commemorate the first anniversary of our young country Sint Maarten in the week of October 10 2011 members of the Lynch Family on behalf of Foundation EWA presented all schools on the island with a few copies of the booklet "The Constitution of Sint Maarten Made Simple" for use in the schools.


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They did so in memory of the co-Founders of the Foundation Edgar H. Lynch and J. Egbert Lynch, who together with their brother Julian C. Lynch founded Foundation EWA in the nineties to among others educate youngsters and the public at large on pivotal political issues. "Know your Political History", a book authored by Edgar and Julian Lynch became an important document for the archives of the country’s history, and is offered to the schools against a reduced price as a teachers’ aid to understand our constitutional past, which lead to the new status that Sint Maarten obtained one year ago. A copy of a letter signed by the late President of the Foundation Edgar H. Lynch, introducing the project to the schools has been included in the package presented to the schools. Due to circumstances and the untimely death of its President in March of this year, the letter was never delivered. As if the future was marked, Edgar Lynch passed the baton as main anchor of the popular Election Watch Night program to his nephew Henry Lynch during the live broadcast of the election results on September 17, 2010.

The members of the Lynch Family, representing the younger generation, kicked of the project with presentation of the booklets to the MAC school in Philipsburg; J. Egbert Lynch was a founding member of the MAC school board. It is the hope of the Board of Foundation EWA that the use of the booklet will contribute to the philosophy of the Founders of Foundation EWA to promote education for all, in particular in the political field. Ms. Claire Elshot, President of the teachers’ Union was presented 10 booklets to be distributed among the schools offering education to undocumented children.

Dr. Nilda Arduin, Vice President Foundation EWA