Schools get Erika relief supplies

The presentations were made on Monday morning
The presentations were made on Monday morning

Logistics International of Trinidad through its local agent, Millennium Freight Services of H.H.V Whitchurch group of companies, has made a donation of school supplies to the Ministry of Education for distribution to schools affected by Tropical Storm Erika.

The supplies, books and pencils, were handed over during a ceremony on Monday morning.

Communications Manager of H.H.V. Whitchurch Kira Thompson-Aird, said that although the contribution was not a large one, it was given out of genuine concern for the youth.

“It’s not a huge financial contribution, but we do believe that every little bit counts, and if you’re actually bringing something from the heart, as opposed to bringing it for the press event—we didn’t actually know there was going to be a press event—then, at least you know that we’re thinking of the youth. We want to make sure that everybody, somewhere, gets a little touch,” she noted.

Education Officer for the Western District, Margaret Jules-Royer, expressed her thanks for the donation, stating that it relates closely to one of the seven strategic imperatives of the OECS Education Sector Strategy.

“This donation relates very closely to one of the seven strategic imperatives of the OECS Education Sector Strategy, and one of them is to improve the quality of teaching and learning at all levels, using learner-centred experiences,” she explained. “And how does that relate? Obviously, if you want to have a learner-centred experience in the classroom, you need books, because it will allow the children to get more information, to be able to speak about what is in the books, and listen to stories being read to them, and they too, reading to the teacher, and to other students… It will actually also help the teachers to use those books as resource material in the actual lesson delivery.”

Meantime, Principal of the Bellevue Chopin Primary School, Paula Laupen, expressed heartfelt thanks for the contribution.

“I am happy to hear about that because we need to talk a little more, let people know a little more about it. Some people may find that this is just a little thing, but let me tell you something, if you come to our school to see that we have children who come to school, every day, without a book and a pencil,” she stated.

Laupen urged others to make contributions, however small, to schools and children affected by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

“I am hoping that this is just the beginning. You have just led the way for other people to donate because we really need that,” she noted. “You wouldn’t imagine. You probably think it’s just a little thing, but it’s a big thing.”

The supplies are to be distributed at the discretion of the Ministry of Education.

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2 Comments

  1. sweetpea
    April 12, 2016

    I didn’t realise Bellevue Chopin Primary was affected by T.S Ericka..

  2. Mahaut
    April 11, 2016

    PM please! please! help let’s stop the begging you have the peoples money fix the country, the direction to fix the country start with you

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