United States educators and repeat guest at Sandals Grande Antigua – Cameron and Jessica Baker recently donated over a dozen recorders along with student activity workbooks and a teacher’s guidebook with supporting discs.
The couple has been vacationing at Sandals since 2007 and has grown to love and appreciate the island as their very own home.
Jessica Baker said, “We currently teach in the Virginia Beach Public Schools and music education is what brought us together and Sandals is what keeps us together. We’ve seen the evolution of the Sandals Foundation and knowing the work that is done under the three important pillars of the Foundation – Community, Environment and for us Education has just been a huge part of why we love the Sandals Foundation. Being able to come down to Antigua and see there was a need for music instruments, as music educators we could not pass up that opportunity.”
The couple chose the recorders as their preferred instrument to donate as it is one of the first instruments that they provide in their public school systems. “So it was just a natural fit.” Jessica added.
“The opportunity to spread joy of music in another country and to help provide an opportunity for young students is so near and dear to our hearts. It is incredibly important to us that we can combine the things that we love about what we get to do on a daily basis with an organization that we love for doing so much within the community and specifically in education. It’s just a tremendous opportunity we could not pass up.” Cameron Baker added.
Sandals General Manager Matthew Cornall received the donation from the couple on behalf of the foundation.
The couple thanked Macy’s publishing Company in New Jersey for helping them make the donation possible.