We’ve been spending so much time at College of The Bahamas that people are starting to wonder if we are students. It’s exciting to be able to connect with college students, student leaders, faculty, and staff on issues of national importance. It is our plan to work with COB long-term, and make positive changes to the campus community. For now, our focus is on sexual harassment on campus, bystander intervention, and the educational campaign on the Constitutional Amendment Bills.
Though the referendum has been postponed to an unknown date in 2015, we are continuing with our effort to educate the general public, especially youth, about the proposed amendments. Today we met with the College of The Bahamas Union of Students and delivered a presentation on the four bills. The student leaders were attentive, engaged, and posed great questions.
By the end of our session, COBUS was inspired to have a voters’ registration drive on campus. We will support them in these efforts in any way we can. The group is also planning to hold a panel discussion open to students. This will be a part of their campaign to pass on the knowledge they have gained on the upcoming referendum to the student body. We are excited about their enthusiasm and look forward to working with them increase awareness, voter registration, and voter turnout.