Published On: Fri, Nov 7th, 2014

CIBC FirstCaribbean supports a good tradition of soapbox derby among the youth of Banda Abou

4379376d315101878613cfc5ded09504_LWILLEMSTAD - CIBC FirstCaribbean has provided encouragement for the innovative and competitive spirit of our youngsters through its sponsorship of the 2nd edition of the soapbox derby organized by Fundashon Museo Tula last Sunday November 2nd.

Students, between the ages of 10 and 13 years and 14 and 16 years of Kolegio Don Sarto, Ala Blancaschool, Kolegio San Jose, Annie Koenraad, Elis Juliana/ Sheila Karel and AGO Jozef Civilis participated in the competition.  F.O. Sheila Karel/ Elis Juliana became both the winner of the most original carriage as the overall winner in the completion.

This is the second year Fundashon Musea Tula has organized this competition.  Each school could participate with two of soapbox racing cars, which they would have assembled the year before, and two new “cars.” The students started preparing their soapbox cars since the beginning of October.  The competition took place at Seru Molina near Barbe, with  Aa group of seasoned soapbox car makers serving  as judges for the event, which lasted the entire day and included many memorable moments for the participants.

“CIBC FirstCaribbean applauds the initiative by Fundashon Museo Tula to engage our youth in this traditional soapbox derby.  The processof working together as a team on such a project teaches these youngsters at an early age how to work together  to appreciate each other’s abilities, and to cooperate with each other. . It’s also an ideal way to keep alive something we all enjoyed during our youth.  We congratulate the winners and encourage the other teams to start preparing early for next year’s competition” Lysaira Ortela, Marketing Manager for CIBC FirstCaribbean said.

Now, not long  after the dust of the cheering public has settled, the participants in this year’s competition  are already analysing their performance and planning how they can  do even better next year in the soapbox derby.

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