A major donation of supplies was recently made to the primary and secondary educational facilities in Barbuda as a result of a collaborative effort between the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs and Scotiabank.
During a ceremony which took place at Caribbean Water Treatment on Friars Hill Road, representatives from both entities presented the Deputy Director of Education, Mrs. Ezra Jonah- Greene, with the supplies.
Mrs. Greene expressed thanks to Scotiabank and the Rotary Clubs for a timely, thoughtful and worthwhile contribution towards the further development of education on the sister isle.
Scotiabank decided with the severe impact of Hurricane Irma, on Barbuda, to donate US$50,000. US$30,250 worth of supplies were provided to the schools and US$19,750 for the Hanna Thomas Hospital. ‘Scotiabank was pleased as a community initiative to assist Barbuda with their rebuilding efforts’ said Suzan Snaggs-Wilson, Country Manager
Scotiabank then partnered with the Rotary Clubs for the procurement of the items. The supplies for the Hanna Thomas Hospital were presented in March 2020.
The schools’ donations were divided into sections for the Holy Trinity Primary School and the Sir McChesney George Secondary School.
For the primary school section, the supplies will go towards the following initiatives: breaking down the walls of Illiteracy with Reading Intervention Program, Preserving Heritage by creating a Future Music Program and Nutrition for Living. The contribution for the secondary school will facilitate Classroom Development and Teacher Efficiency, Office Equipment, Grounds upkeep and Landscaping and for the purchase of a sound system. Items were purchased according to the needs of the two school plants.
Scotiabank and the Rotary Clubs express their profound gratitude to the management and staff of Caribbean Water Treatment for their assistance in storing the items, transportation from the port and also the assistance provided in getting the items to Barbuda.
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