Minister Jacobs Opens Rights of the Child Sports Day

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Honorable Silveria Jacobs opened the Rights of the Child Sports day on Saturday November 24th 2012 at the Alberic Richards Stadium in Sandy ground.


Children from both the Dutch and French side participated in the all-day event. In addition a team from Saba travelled to St. Maarten to be part of the Rights of the Child celebrations.

Minister Jacobs opened the Sports day event with a speech encouraging the children to enjoy their sports day and to remember the spirit of sportsmanship.

She welcomed the children that travelled from Saba to participate and encouraged all the children to be the best representatives of themselves, their schools and their communities.

"Not so long ago children were seen but not heard. But as we opened these celebrations on Monday (last week), I along with others have said that there are several entities working for your rights. You have a say in what goes on in your lives. You have the responsibility to be the best that you can be, so that we can continue to fight for your rights," Minister Jacobs concluded her speech by encouraging each participant to enjoy their day and to make the best of the fellowship amongst each other.

The Minister along with the participating children officially opened the Rights of the Child Sports day with a parade of participants. The day’s activities continued with matches in several sports such as Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball and Soccer.